October 27, 2016
Amazon has won the bidding for “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner. He’ll return to television with an eight-episode anthology, co-financed by The Weinstein Co. Five other content producers were bidding for the program.
Samantha Bee will welcome President Barack Obama on Monday to “Full Front with Samantha Bee.” He’ll discuss “the challenges the new commander in chief will face when she takes office.”
UFC’s recent acquisition by WME/IMG has sparked a number of departures, most recently Peter Vesey. He had been senior vice president of global partnerships. Other recent defections include chief global brand officer Garry Cook and chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik.
Masashi Ishii, currently president of the Jupiter Golf Network, has been named vice president and managing director of the PGA Tour’s new Tokyo office.
Laura Lewellyn is joining Lotame as senior director of market research. She had previously been director of research at Resonate.
Modern Luxury has made a number of moves. Meg McGuire is taking over as Angeleno editor in chief, and Laura Eckstein Jones has been promoted to executive editor of Angeleno, Nuy Cho will serve as the new editor in chief of Hawaii Modern Luxury and Kelsie Allen Barton will act as editor in chief of JEZEBEL Magazine in Atlanta.
Defense Systems has named Kris Osborn editor in chief. He had been a Headline News anchor and Fox News correspondent.
Joseph Demma, who supervised a Pulitzer Prize-winning team reporting on police disability fraud, passed away this week from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The former Newsday reporter and editor was 73.
Sign of a robust economy: Local advertising booms
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Alas, Gannett lops off another 350 jobs
Networks stay largely steady against World Series
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- UFC SVP of global partnerships Peter Vesey leaving
- Masashi Ishii becomes VP and managing director of the PGA Tour’s new Tokyo office.
- Laura Lewellyn joins Lotame as senior director of market innovation
- Four join the staff at Modern Luxury
- President Obama appearing on TBS’s ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
- Former Newsday reporter and editor Joseph Demma dies at 73
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