January 16, 2013
Conrad Bain, a longtime TV actor known for playing Phil Drummond in the old sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” died earlier this week at age 89. No cause was given. Besides playing the adopted father of Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges, Bain also appeared in the “All in the Family” spinoff “Maude” as the neighbor to Bea Arthur’s character.
Vinita Nair has been named a correspondent at CBS Newspath, the 24-hour news service for CBS stations. Nair joins from ABC, where she was a co-anchor for “World News Now” and “America This Morning.”
Minneapolis agency Olson has named John Partilla chief executive officer, replacing Kevin DiLorenzo in the position. Partilla was previously chief operating officer at Dentsu Network West.
Los Angeles ad agency Bemis Balkind has promoted Jeffrey Almeida to vice president of account services, effective immediately. Almeida joined the agency in 2008 as an account executive.
National Geographic Channels has made three additions, naming Hayes Tauber senior vice president of consumer marketing, Tyler Korba creative director and Brian Everett creative director of design. The company has also promoted Allan Butler, naming him vice president of development and special projects. All four are based in National Geographic’s network headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The New York Times has named Dick Stevenson chief Washington correspondent, working alongside David Sanger. Stevenson had been the newspaper’s political editor.
Jill Seelig has been promoted at O, The Oprah Magazine, rising to senior vice president and chief revenue officer. Seelig will also retain her title as publisher of the magazine.
Bonnier Corp. has promoted Gregory Gatto to publisher of Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and Shot Business magazines, taking over for Eric Zinczenko, who was recently promoted to executive vice president of all of the company’s magazines. Gatto had been advertising director.
Time Inc. has named Steven Cardello integrated account manager at Coastal Living, after previously serving in a similar position at Southern Living. Cardello has been at Time Inc. since 2001.
American Express Publishing has brought in Daniel Borchert, naming him an account manager for Departures magazine. Borchert was most recently national sales director at TheDailyMeal.com.
Gawker Media has made two moves, including naming Gawker managing editor Emma Carmichael managing editor for its sports-themed site Deadspin. She will replace Tom Scocca, who moves to Gawker as deputy editor.
ABC News chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz has been named host of “On the Radar,” a new show to air online on the “Power Players” blog from ABC News and Yahoo News. The first episode of “On the Radar” will air on Friday and feature an interview with outgoing secretary of defense Leon Panetta.
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