B&C; Multichannel News

Shake-up at B&C and Multichannel. Both Get New Editors to Run Their Day-to-Day Editorial Operations

Mar 16, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An editorial reorganization was announced today by New Bay Media, the owner of the well-known TV industry trade publications B&C (Broadcasting & Cable) and Multichannel News.

At both publications the editors-in-chief will be replaced by the current executive editors to run the publications on a day-to-day basis. At B&C that will be Dade Hayes. At Multichannel News that will be Kent Gibbons. Each of them becomes the editor of their respective publications.

In the reorg, the B&C story says, “Melissa Grego will transition from B&C editor-in-chief to consulting editor, where she will continue to write her B&C column Mel’s Diner as well as blog for the site,” according to similar staff written stories on the websites of both B&C and Multichannel News. The story continues, “She will also produce NewBay events, including B&C’s Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of… event series and Next TV Summit & Expo, as well as represent the brand at conferences and events. Grego is launching her own company, focusing on projects for women in business.”

Also, Multichannel News writes in its story, “Mark Robichaux has been named editorial director for all of the [New Bay Media] TV Sector brands: Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, NextTV, and Ratings Intelligence. Robichaux, who previously held editor-in-chief roles at both B&C and, most recently, Multichannel News, will oversee all editorial content in print, online and events for the four brands. A veteran journalist and editor, he will look for opportunities to increase and sharpen coverage, while reaching a greater audience on all platforms. ”

Dade Hayes, the new editor of B&C, joined that publication in January, 2013 as its executive editor, under Grego. For three years and eight months prior to that he worked in public relations for Rubenstein Communications. Before joining Rubenstein Hayes held a number of editor and reporter positions at various publications, including Variety, EW and Investor’s Business Daily.

For Kent Gibbons, the new editor at Multichannel News, this month marks his 21th anniversary at that venerable institution, which he first joined as a reporter.

Both Hayes and Gibbons report to editorial director Robichaux. Prior to joining Broadcasting and Cable years ago, for 12 years, starting in 1989, Robichaux was a reporter at the Wall St. Journal. Robichaux is also the author of the 2002 book “Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business.”



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