December 18, 2014
HBO has picked up an untitled comedy pilot starring Sarah Silverman, who will play a woman having a midlife crisis. Silverman will also executive produce the project, which is from “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” creator Lucy Prebble.
Spanish-language media company Cisneros Media has promoted Cosme Lopez, naming him senior vice president and general manager of pay-TV channels and services. Lopez joined the company in 2000 as general manager of the cable channel Venevision Continental.
Home Team Sports, which handles ad sales for regional sports networks, has named Bill Robinson vice president of partnership development. Robinson was previously at Screenvision, where he was director of national ad sales.
Carat USA has named Justine Bloome head of strategy and innovation, a newly created position. Bloome previously founded the marketing firm The Village Agency in Australia.
Ad agency Barker has named Carol Duncan senior vice president and chief financial officer, a new position at the agency. Duncan was previously chief financial officer at Bodden Partners.
Sharon Dastur has joined iHeartMedia as senior vice president of programming integration, effective Jan. 5. Dastur was previously program director at Z100 in New York.
National Public Radio has named Tasneem Raja senior digital editor, working in the identity and culture unit. Raja was previously an interactive producer at The Bay Citizen.
Emerson Stone, a longtime CBS News executive on both radio and TV, died earlier this week at age 86 of complications from a fall. Stone won two Peabody Awards during his career.
Time magazine has brought in Ian Bremmer, naming him foreign affairs columnist and editor at large. Bremmer is president of the research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, which he also founded.
National Journal has made a handful of moves, including hiring Dan Berman as assistant managing editor and Sacha Scoblic as copy chief. Berman joins from Politico, Scoblic from The New Republic. The magazine has also made a pair of recent promotions, naming Tim Alberta and Shane Goldmacher senior political correspondents.
Mike Wilson has been named editor at The Dallas Morning News, taking over for Bob Mong, who had been editor since 2001. Wilson was most recently managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.
John Lambertus has been named vice president of revenue operations and client services at Vdopia, a mobile video advertising company. Lambertus was previously vice president of business planning and analysis at Cadreon.
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- Justine Bloome becomes head of strategy at Carat USA
- Carol Duncan becomes SVP and CFO at Barker
- Bill Robinson becomes VP of partnership development at Home Team Sports
- Sharon Dastur becomes SVP of programming integration at iHeartMedia
- Tasneem Raja becomes senior digital editor at NPR
- Mike Wilson becomes editor at The Dallas Morning News
- Ian Bremmer becomes foreign affairs columnist at Time
- Dan Berman and Sacha Scoblic join National Journal
- Cosme Lopez rises to SVP and GM of pay-TV at Cisneros Media
- John Lambertus becomes VP of revenue operations at Vdopia
- Former CBS News executive Emerson Stone dies at 86
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