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Apr 26, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Advertising
Robyn Simensky to broadcast negotiator, DKB and Partners, from broadcast negotiator, Initiative Media.
Jill Macgregor to marketing consultant, Belo Marketing Solutions, from sales representative, Media Networks.
Jeff Weiss to director, account planning, Adlink, from sales manager, WNJU-TV, New York.
Broadcasting
Jim Zerwekh to VP and general manager, KWGN-TV, Denver, from VP and general manager, WBZL-TV, Miami.
Peter Mathes to chairman of the board, AsianMedia Group, from executive VP, Chris-Craft United Television Group (now part of News Corp.).
Irving Plonskier to executive director, advertising sales, Latin America, Sony Pictures Television International, from president and founder, Psquared Sports and Entertainment and The Irving Partnership.
E.J. Glaser, director of client services, Midwest region, RCH Cable Outsourcing Services, from VP, marketing, Charter Communications. Also, Stephen Frantela to VP, client services, Western Region, from VP, sales and marketing, Time Warner.
Valerie Masterson to VP, human resources, The WB Network, from director, employee relations.
Allyson DiPalma general sales manager, WBZL-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, from national sales manager.
Anne Corneliuson to graphic designer, KGO-TV, San Francisco, from graphic designer, KGPE-TV, Fresno, Calif.
Alan Clack to director of sales, WCBS-TV, New York, from executive VP and director of sales, Viacom Television Stations Group.
Cable
Bill Margo to VP, production, The Travel Channel, from director, production and development, Turner Network Television.
Christian Drobnyk to VP, programming, TLC, from director of programming, TLC and Travel Channel.
Richard Gay to senior VP, strategy and business operations, VH1 and CMT, from partner, global media and entertainment, Booz Allen Hamilton.
Catherine Moran to VP, marketing, from VP, advertising/brand manager, AMC Network.
Shari Dalconzo to VP, print design, Hallmark Channel, from consulting art director.
Matthew Gould to executive producer, The Learning Channel, from executive producer, New York Times Television.
Reta Peery to VP and legal and deputy general counsel, The Weather Channel, from VP and deputy general counsel, Turner Entertainment Group.
Ron Garfield to executive VP, distribution, Casino and Gaming Television, from senior VP, network distribution and service, Hallmark Channel.
Curt Doty to creative director, 29HD Network, from founder and executive creative director, MediaSlam.
Distribution
Ryan O’Hara to chief operating officer, TV Guide Network, from senior VP, business development and strategic planning, Gemstar-TV Guide International.
Jack Harvey to VP, advertising strategy, TV Guide consumer electronics, from VP, business development, One to One Interactive.
International
Richard Grey to station manager, The New VI, Chum Television, British Columbia, Canada, from manager, human resources, The New RO, Ontario, Canada.
Journalism
Paul Aker to bureau chief, KING-TV, Seattle, from investigative reporter, KAKE-TV, Wichita, Kan. Also, Jane McCarthy to bureau chief, from reporter, KXTV-TV, Sacramento, Calif.
Bernard Choi to reporter, KING-TV, Seattle, from reporter, KWCH-TV, Wichita, Kan. Also, Ray Lane to reporter, from free-lance reporter; and Heather Filkins to reporter, from freelance reporter.
Keith Esparros to managing editor, KNBC-TV, Burbank, Calif., from VP and news director, WVUE-TV, New Orleans.
Jennifer Coyne to associate producer, KPIX-TV, San Francisco, from intern.
Organizations
Daniel Cassidy to senior VP, finance and administration, CTAM, from VP, finance and chief operating officer, International Communications Industries Association. Also, Joe Wilson to VP, industry initiatives, from VP, affiliate advertising sales and new business, ESPN; Ann Cowan to senior VP, communications, from VP, communications; and Jessica Robinson to director, conference marketing, from manager, conference marketing.
Dan Walden, co-president, 20th Century Fox Television, named VP, Hollywood Radio & Television Society.
Production
Alan Winters to president, September Films USA, from president, Fisher Entertainment.
Patrick Shult to director of operations, Fremantle Production Asia, from VP, production and development, Southern Europe, FremantleMedia.