December 1, 2016
NBC has made a pair of promotions, naming Masami Yamamoto executive vice president of business affairs and scripted programming for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television, and Lee Straus executive vice president of business affairs and alternative/reality and specials programming for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Both will continue to report to president of business operations and late-night programming George Cheeks.
Cable network Logo has named Matthew Breen editorial director, reporting to Logo/VH1 vice president of connected content Sarah DeFilippis. Breen was previously editor in chief at The Advocate and deputy editor at Out magazine.
The Africa Channel has made a trio of promotions, naming Chase Green producer for digital content, Lynneise Joseph director, of program strategy and distribution and Katrina Pallant director of digital media and strategy. Green had been lead assistant editor, while Joseph was director of current programming and Pallant was digital media manager.
Vice president Joe Biden will appear on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday, his first talk show appearance since the presidential election. Biden’s most recent appearance on the show was in September 2015.
Myra Nussbaum has joined DDB Chicago as senior vice president and group creative director, reporting to chief creative officer John Maxham. Nussbaum was most recently senior vice president and creative director at FCB Chicago.
Isobar U.S. has promoted Claudio de Souza to vice president, working with the agency’s General Motors account. De Souza was previously vice president of business operations for Isobar Brazil.
BBH has added Agathe Guerrier to its Los Angeles office, naming her head of strategy. Guerrier joins from the consultancy Tiny Warrior, and before that she was at BBH London.
Stephanie Lee-Pang has been named executive director of digital operations at Grey New York, working with the agency’s technology, user experience and digital production teams. Lee-Pang joins from Deutsch, where she was senior vice president and director of digital operations.
Esquire magazine has named Lauren Johnson integrated advertising director, effective Dec. 15. Johnson joins from The New Yorker, where she was advertising director.
Texas Monthly has named Tim Taliaferro executive vice president and editor in chief, replacing departed editor Brian Sweany. Taliaferro was previously editor in chief at Alcalde, the University of Texas’ alumni magazine.
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- Myra Nussbaum becomes group creative director at DDB Chicago
- Claudio de Souza rises to vice president at Isobar U.S.
- Agathe Guerrier becomes head of strategy at BBH Los Angeles
- Stephanie Lee-Pang becomes executive director at Grey New York
- Masami Yamamoto and Lee Straus rise at NBC
- Scot Gillespie becomes VP and CTO at The Washington Post
- Lauren Johnson becomes integrated ad director at Esquire
- Tim Taliaferro becomes editor in chief at Texas Monthly
- Matthew Breen becomes editorial director at Logo
- Chase Green, Lynneise Joseph and Katrina Pallant rise at Africa Channel
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