January 10, 2013
MLB Network has named Bob Costas host of “Costas at the Movies,” a short-run series in which the sportscaster examines some of the most popular baseball movies of all time. The show will premiere on Monday, Jan. 14, and the 30-minute show will be followed by an airing of the movie.
Christian Haas has been named partner and executive creative director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, working in the agency’s new office in New York. Haas joined the agency in 2006, and before that he was at Organic.
JWT has named Chris Wilson senior partner and director of account management, working in the agency’s Atlanta office. Wilson was previously business director at JWT New York.
Hearst Television has promoted vice president of news Barbara Maushard, adding responsibilities of the company’s corporate news to her previous duties. Maushard takes over for the departed Brian Bracco.
Syndicated newsmagazine “Entertainment Tonight” has brought in Rocsi Diaz, naming her weekend co-anchor and daily correspondent. Diaz was previously a co-host at BET’s “106 & Park.”
Condé Nast Traveler has named Nathan Lump brand development director, a new position at the magazine. Lump joins from the agency JWT, where he was director of content strategy.
Devin Pedzwater has been named creative director of the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, in charge of design, photography, illustration and typography. Pedzwater was most recently brand creative director at Spin.
The Direct Marketing Association has named Linda Woolley president and chief executive officer; she previously held the positions on a temporary basis. Before rising in May, Woolley was executive vice president of the group’s Washington operations.
Outcast Media has made three additions, naming Eric Davies senior director of sales for Detroit, Wes Waterston director of sales for the central region, and Kim Lane director of sales for the west region. Davies joins from CBS Interactive Music Group, Waterston from Bluefin Labs and Lane from Rocket Fuel.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has named Bettina Koeckler senior vice president, in charge of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Koeckler had been senior vice president and general manager for global consumer products at Rainbow.
The Detroit Free Press has brought in Maryann Struman, naming her metro editor. Struman is no stranger to the city, previously serving as deputy city editor at The Detroit News.
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