January 24, 2017
Amy Doyle has been promoted to general manager at MTV, VH1 and Logo, reporting to the networks’ president, Chris McCarthy, effective immediately. Doyle had been executive vice president at VH1 and Logo.
Univision has promoted Rick Resnick, naming him senior vice president of sports partner solutions. Resnick has been with Univision since 2011, and before that he was at Time Inc.
John Baghdassarian has been named vice president of content acquisitions at Olympusat, which runs a handful of cable networks. Baghdassarian had been vice president of distribution at the company.
Fox News Channel has brought in Marie Harf as a contributor, working with both FNC and Fox Business Network. Harf was most recently senior advisor for strategic communications to Secretary of State John Kerry.
Fox Sports has brought in former wide receiver Greg Jennings as an NFL analyst, beginning with the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl. Jennings has previous TV experience, appearing on shows including “Criminal Minds,” “Royal Pains” and “The League.”
Out-of-home media agency Billups has made a trio of hires, naming Jennifer Houston senior vice president of Division Black, Muneer Mubashir senior vice president of innovation, and Joani Wardwell executive vice president of brand. Houston joins from Omnicom, Mubashir from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Wardwell from Wieden+Kennedy.
California agency InVision Communications has named Rob Deal executive creative director, working in its Walnut Creek office. Deal was previously senior vice president of creative services at MKTG.
Atlanta agency Fitzgerald & Co. has made a pair of hires, naming Mike Groenewald and Bowen Mendelson creative directors. Groenewald joins from TBWA\Africa, while Mendelson was previously a freelancer.
Audience data company Eyeota has named Elizabeth Christensen general manager for the Americas, working in the company’s New York office. Christensen was previously vice president of global business operations at Xaxis.
Ajit Pai has been promoted to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, after serving as a commissioner since 2012. Pai is known as a staunch critic of net neutrality.
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- Jennifer Houston, Muneer Mubashir and Joani Wardwell join Billups
- Rob Deal becomes ECD at InVision Communications
- Mike Groenewald and Bowen Mendelson join Fitzgerald & Co.
- Rick Resnick rises to SVP of sports solutions at Univision
- John Baghdassarian rises to VP of content at Olympusat
- Elizabeth Christensen becomes GM for the Americas at Eyeota
- Marie Harf becomes a contributor at Fox News Channel
- Greg Jennings becomes an NFL analyst at Fox Sports
- Ajit Pai rises to chairman at the FCC
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