January 2, 2013
Brian McGrory has been promoted to editor at The Boston Globe, replacing Martin Baron, who left for The Washington Post in November. McGrory has been with the paper for 23 years, including stints as a columnist and metro editor.
The Wall Street Journal has promoted Alex Martin to Page One editor, reporting to managing editor Gerard Baker. Martin will also retain his position as deputy managing editor.
Bob Campbell, politics editor at The Detroit Free Press, has retired after 20 years with the newspaper. Campbell had been politics editor since 2001, and before that he was deputy metro editor.
Mike Leon has been named creative director at AMF Media Group, an agency based in San Ramon, Calif. Leon has previously worked at agencies including JWT and DDB.
Wieden & Kennedy has made two additions in its New York office, naming Erik Norin interactive creative director and Jeremy Daly director of digital strategy. Norin joins from R/GA, Daly from Euro RSCG.
Pereira & O’Dell has brought in Rafael Rizuto and Eduardo Marquez as associate creative directors, based in the agency’s San Francisco office. Both Rizuto and Marquez join from Ogilvy in Brazil.
Jennifer Giannettoni has been named a senior broadcast producer at The Garage Team Mazda, an agency that works with the automaker. Giannettoni previously worked as a freelance producer and director.
MediaVest has named Jonathan Bokor senior vice president and director of advanced media, based in the agency’s New York office. Bokor was most recently general manager of interactive TV solutions at Canoe Ventures.
Hearst Corp. has promoted Neeraj Khemlani to senior vice president and chief creative officer, a new position at the company. Khemlani joined Hearst in 2009 as vice president and special assistant to the chief executive officer for digital media.
Marie Claire magazine has made a number of moves, including bringing in Byron Regej as design director and Whitney Joiner as a senior editor. Regej joins from Los Angeles magazine, while Joiner was previously a freelancer. Marie Claire has also promoted Erin Flaherty, moving her from executive beauty editor to beauty and health director.
Dan Robertson has been named publisher of Golf Digest and Golf World magazines, reporting to Golf Digest Companies president and publisher Peter Hunsinger. Robertson was previously associate publisher for both titles.
DuJour Media Group has named Robin Keller chief digital officer, putting her in charge of DuJour.com. Keller was previously senior vice president and general manager for digital media at American Media Inc.
Midge Turk Richardson, a former editor of Seventeen magazine, died last month of natural causes at age 82. Richardson became editor of the title in 1975, nine years after leaving the order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, where she had been a nun for 18 years.
Clear Channel has named Rich McLaughlin director of digital music programming, working with the company’s national programming platforms team. McLaughlin joins from Merlin Media, and he previously worked at Clear Channel from 2009 to 2011.
AMC Networks has named Kari-Michele Hauge vice president of digital sales and marketing, reporting to senior vice president of business development Paul Rehrig. Hauge had been senior director of commercial development at AETN International.
HLN has named former “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” star Ty Pennington host of “American Journey,” a new monthly series premiering on Jan. 12. HLN has picked up 10 episodes of the show, which will premiere on Saturdays at 8 p.m., with encores airing the following night at 8. In the series Pennington will look at people who live unusual lifestyles inspired by American pioneers.
Real estate expert Jason Abrams is set to star in HGTV’s “Scoring the Deal,” a reality series in which he helps pro athletes find homes. The show premieres on Jan. 8 with an episode featuring former NFL running back Clinton Portis.
ABC News has made two moves, naming Jonathan Karl chief White House correspondent and Martha Raddatz chief global affairs correspondent. Karl previously worked as senior national security correspondent, and last year he covered the presidential election. Raddatz has also previously held a variety of roles, and last year moderated the vice presidential debate.
Vincent Irizarry, who played Dr. David Hayward on ABC’s canceled soap “All My Children,” has signed on to appear in Prospect Park’s online revival of the drama, according to a post on his Facebook page. Irizarry wrote, “Excited to bring dastardly Dr. David back to life, as he did for so many others, and to see my dear friends in Pine Valley once again. A great, big thank you to all the fans for your tenacity in keeping the hope alive.”
RR Donnelley has promoted Daniel L. Knotts to chief operating officer, replacing the retiring John R. Paloian. Knotts has been with the print services company since 1986.
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