May 3, 2016
Havas Media Group has made two moves, including promoting Lori Hiltz to chief executive officer for global brands. She had been chief executive officer for Havas Media North America. Former Mindshare North America chief executive Colin Kinsella will replace Hiltz in that role.
El Rey Network has named Daniel Tibbets president and general manager, reporting to chairman and founder Robert Rodriguez. Tibbets was previously chief content officer at Machinima.
Oprah Winfrey is set to star in and executive produce HBO’s movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” playing a poor farmer. Winfrey is also set to appear in the upcoming OWN series “Greenleaf.”
Adam Wiener has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager for CBS Local Digital Media, effective May 9. Wiener joined the company in 2010 as senior vice president of content, community and operations.
CBS Corp. has promoted Catrice Monson to senior vice president of diversity and inclusion, working in the company’s Los Angeles office. Monson had been senior vice president of labor relations for the CBS network.
Late-night personality Jimmy Kimmel will serve as the first guest co-host to Kelly Ripa on “Live!” after Michael Strahan leaves, appearing on May 16. The next day Kimmel will, as usual, host the ABC upfront presentation in Lincoln Center.
John von Soosten, a former programming executive at Katz Television and president of NATPE, died last month at age 71 after a short illness. Von Soosten was vice president and director of programming at Katz from 1984 until 1993, moving up to senior vice president for two years before retiring. In his later years he worked in radio, including hosting “The Great American Songbook” on the NPR affiliate in Nantucket.
GreenGale Publishing has named Kim Armenta publisher of Vegas magazine, reporting to GreenGale senior vice president and group publisher Alison Miller. Armenta was previously vice president of business development at the Las Vegas agency Fine The Agency.
The IAB Technology Laboratory has promoted Alanna Gombert to general manager, as well as senior vice president for technology and ad operations for the IAB. Both positions are effective on July 1. Gombert joined the group in February as deputy manager of the Tech Lab and vice president of technology and ad operations for the IAB.
John Hoeft has been named general manager at Tru Measure, an advertising analytics and technology company. Hoeft was previously associate vice president of digital at The Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
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- Daniel Tibbets becomes president and GM at El Rey
- Adam Wiener rises to EVP and GM at CBS Local Digital
- Kim Armenta becomes publisher at Vegas magazine
- Alanna Gombert rises to GM at IAB Technology Lab
- Catrice Monson rises to SVP of diversity at CBS Corp.
- John Hoeft becomes general manager at Tru Measure
- Oprah Winfrey starring in HBO's 'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'
- Jimmy Kimmel guest co-hosting with Kelly Ripa on 'Live!'
- Former NATPE president John von Soosten dies at age 71
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