Close-Up: Alison Dexter
Alison Dexter was promoted to executive VP of production with Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. Ms. Dexter, previously senior VP of production with the group, will be responsible for all TV production for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, Nicktoons and The N. Based at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., Ms. Dexter will oversee all planning for Nick production facilities; supervising all physical production and technical personnel; and managing production budgets and plans for the networks. She will manage daily operations of Nick’s production studios in Burbank, New York and Los Angeles. Ms. Dexter started her Nick career in 1991 as a line producer for teen soap opera “Fifteen.” She’s a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
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Brittney Gilbert to blogger, CBS5.com, San Francisco, from same, WKRN, Nashville.
Emilio Braun Burillo to executive VP, CaribeVision, from founder, Red W.
Enrique de la Campa Corcuera to VP, business development, CaribeVision, from head of business development/strategic planning, Grupo Pegaso.
Doug Cohn to senior VP, music marketing and talent, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group, from senior VP, video promotion/production, Atlantic Records.
Nicole De Fusco to director, development/original series, Fuse, from manager, development/original series.
Reynaldo Gonzalez to VP/general manager, CaribeVision, New York, from manager, general sales, Hoy.
Don Johnson to VP, U.S. media operations, Discovery Communications, from VP, network operations.
Kevin Kay to president, Spike TV, from general manager/executive VP.
Michael Lake to president, WWE Films, from executive producer.
Andy Meyer to VP, development/original series, Fuse, from director, development/original series.
Iness Moskowitz to VP, operations, Spike TV, from senior director, on-air promotions.
Erika Palumbo to manager, development/original series, Fuse, from coordinator, development/production, IFC.
Justin Seeley to producer, Trailer Park TV, from writer/producer, ABC.
Brian Byrne to executive VP, media sales, Litton Entertainment, from senior VP, the Media Group.
Robert N. Thompson to executive VP/chief operating officer, National Interfaith Cable Coalition, from executive chairman, Lightworks Enterprise.
Shannon Bream to Supreme Court reporter, Fox News, from weekend anchor, WRC-TV, Washington, D.C.
Sarah Garza to assistant news director, KTVT-TV/KTXA-TV, Dallas, from executive producer, WFAA-TV, Dallas.
Tracy Humphrey to weather anchor, KPIX, San Francisco, from weekend weathercaster, WNYW, New York.
Elita Loresca to weather anchor, “Today in L.A.” and “Midday Report,” KNBC, from same, WSVN, Miami.
Christy Tanner to editor-in-chief, TV Guide Online, to retain VP, marketing.
Ronny Thompson to sports analyst, Comcast SportsNet, from head men’s basketball coach, Ball State University.
Luis Alvarez to VP, sales, CaribeVision, from manager, general sales, Azteca America.
Damian Amitin to director, sales, eastern region, Revver.com, from account manager, Weather.com.
Scott Burton to local sales manager, Roanoke, Va., Cox Media, from regional advertising manager, Media General.
Stacey Butner to account executive, sales, KBCW-TV, San Francisco, from same, Innovative Broker Solutions.
Heather Davidson to VP, advertising sales, Comcast Network, from director, advertising sales, Style Network.
Greg Heanue to VP, ad sales/consumer marketing, the Weather Channel, from VP marketing, BBC America. Derek Hess to VP, western ad sales, Hallmark Channel/Hallmark Movie Channel, from account manager, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group.
Dirk W. Johnston to VP, southwest sales, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, from principal, CapCities Group.
Don Parsons to president, sales, CaribeVision, from general sales manager, Vista Magazine.
Meredith Fierman Smith to VP, climate strategic marketing, the Weather Channel, from director, marketing communications, Premier Retail Networks.
Jon Kaufman to local account executive, Roanoke, Va., Cox Media, from account executive, Roanoke Times.
Chris Ledwith to VP, advertising sales, Comcast Network, from director, advertising sales, E! Entertainment.
Julius Ramirez to account executive, sales, KBCW-TV, San Francisco, from senior account executive, the San Francisco Chronicle.
Brian Weick to director, ad sales, southeast, Weather Channel Interactive, from account manager.
Anthony White to senior VP, marketing, Hallmark Channel/Hallmark Movie Channel, from VP marketing.
David Wisnia to VP, distribution/sales, Los Angeles, Star, from VP, business and legal affairs, Fox Sports International.
Susan Wladich to VP, strategic marketing, Big Fish, from director, affiliate marketing, MTV Networks.
Stuart Zimmerman to executive VP, advertiser sales, Sony Pictures Television, from senior VP, advertiser sales.
Kristina Allison to production coordinator, SonicPool, from production assistant.
Dan Limerick to senior VP, business affairs, Warner Bros. Television, from VP, business affairs.
Bart Palmer to senior VP, media engineering, Discovery Communications, from senior VP, engineering/chief technical officer, Media-Comm/the Inspiration Networks.
Mark Reda to coordinating producer, FSN Arizona, from lead director, services/special events, Central Christian Church.
Bob Sitrick to media technology team member, production/operations, Discovery Communications from senior VP, live events/special productions.
Daniel Stuart to audio editor, SonicPool, from production assistant. TECHNOLOGY
Matthew Braatz to senior VP, technology and operations, NBC Universal Television Stations Group, from VP, technology.
Tony Carbone to VP, digital production and programming, VH1 Digital, from executive producer.
Douglas Craig to senior VP, digital media operations, Discovery Communications, from VP of programming for new media operations.
Bob Dunbar to VP/general manager, Ascent Media and Technology Services, Palm Bay, Fla., from VP operations.
Tina Imm to senior VP/general manager, VH1 Digital, from VP.
Brett Jenkins to director, technology strategy/development, ION Media Networks, from TV transmission U.S. product manager, Thomson Broadcast & Multimedia.
Deb Kadetsky to VP, digital marketing, VH1 Digital, from director, digital marketing.
John Miller to senior VP, technology and distribution, Discovery Communications, from VP, technology and distribution.
John Murphy to executive VP, worldwide sales, Cedar Point Communications, from executive VP, global sales, Cantata Technology.
Todd Sprinkle to VP, broadcast technology, QVC, from VP, network operations, Turner Broadcasting.
Robert I. Brace to senior VP, finance, Inspiration Ministries, from VP, finance.
Casey James Robison to associate director, writer/publishers relations, BMI, from assistant, A&R, Chrysalis Music Group.
Neal Shapiro to Gannett board of directors, currently president, WNET, New York.
Terri Thompson to senior VP, executive search, Carlsen Resources, from consultant.