February 26, 2015
Former “CSI” actress Marg Helgenberger is returning to CBS. Helgenberger has joined the cast of the summer drama “Under the Dome” for a major story arc in its upcoming third season, which premieres on June 25. There’s no word yet on the actress’s role.
Fox Sports has named Rob Stone primetime studio host for its upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup coverage, which is about three months away. Stone is no stranger to soccer, currently hosting Fox Sports 1’s UEFA Champions League coverage.
Andrew J. West has joined CW’s drama pilot “Dead People,” playing a cab driver who obtains the ability to interact with ghosts. West most recently had a role on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
ABC has added Adam Rodriguez to the cast of its drama pilot “Runner,” playing the male lead opposite Paula Patton. Rodriguez most recently appeared in “Reckless,” and he has also had roles in “The Goodwin Games,” “Necessary Roughness” and “CSI: Miami.”
SMG Performance Marketing has named Dan Matarelli vice president and director, based in the company’s Chicago office. Matarelli was most recently global customer experience and marketing director for ecommerce at Caterpillar.
Chris Gyorgy has joined Havas Worldwide Chicago, becoming group creative director. Gyorgy has previously worked for a number of agencies, including The Richards Group, DDB, The Martin Agency, Goodby Silverstein, Young & Rubicam and FCB Chicago.
McKee Wallwork + Co. has promoted two, naming Jonathan Lewis partner, vice president and strategy director, and Dave Ortega creative director. Lewis had been account director, while Ortega was associate creative director.
Alan Brydon has been named chief executive officer at the Outdoor Media Centre, the trade association for out of home media owners in the UK. Brydon is also head of investment at Havas Media Group UK.
Momentum Worldwide has named Mike Sundet senior vice president and director of sports and entertainment marketing, effective March 16. Sundet was most recently vice president of sports and entertainment marketing and advertising services at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
The New York Post has promoted Remy Stern to chief digital officer, a newly created position. Stern joined the paper two years ago as digital managing editor and product chief.
Veranda magazine has made a pair of moves, hiring Deena Schacter as luxury director and promoting Katie Tomlinson to home furnishings manager. Schacter joins from Glamour, while Tomlinson had been an account manager.
Siempre Mujer magazine has brought in three new contributors, including “Despierta America” executive producer Luz Maria Doria, as well as celebrity stylist Irma Martinez and nutritionist Luz Avila-Kyncl. Doria will write about careers and leadership, Martinez will write the new “Street Style” column, and Avila-Kyncl will handle health and wellness content on SiempreMujer.com.
Entercom has named Mark Boudreaux director of sales in New Orleans, in charge of three of the company’s five radio stations in the market. Boudreaux joins from Midwest Communications, where he was director of sales in Knoxville.
Market research and consulting firm Morpace has made two promotions, naming Duncan Lawrence chief executive officer and president and Sharna Morelli executive vice president and chief operating officer. Both have been with the company since 1994.
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- Dan Matarelli becomes VP and director at SMG Performance Marketing
- Chris Gyorgy becomes group creative director at Havas Chicago
- Jonathan Lewis and Dave Ortega rise at McKee Wallwork + Co.
- Alan Brydon becomes CEO at the Outdoor Media Centre
- Mike Sundet becomes director of sports and entertainment at Momentum
- Remy Stern rises to chief digital officer at The New York Post
- Deena Schacter joins and Katie Tomlinson rises at Veranda
- Luz Maria Doria, Irma Martinez and Luz Avila-Kyncl join Siempre Mujer
- Mark Boudreaux becomes director of sales at Entercom New Orleans
- Duncan Lawrence and Sharna Morelli rise at Morpace
- Rob Stone becomes studio host for Fox's Women's World Cup
- Andrew J. West joins CW's 'Dead People'
- Adam Rodriguez joins ABC drama pilot 'Runner'
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