January 20, 2014
Vanity Fair has brought in Michael Kinsley as a contributing editor, and he will also write a monthly column beginning next spring. Kinsley was previously editor at large at The New Republic, where he had been since 1976. Throughout his career Kinsley has also held positions at Harper’s and Slate, and he’s written columns for Time, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic, among other publications.
Brendan Ripp has been named publisher at Sports Illustrated, as well as for its web site SI.com. Ripp was previously vice president of sales and marketing at Fortune magazine.
Modern Luxury has named Paul J. Reulbach publisher of San Francisco magazine, putting him in charge of the title’s ad sales, sponsorships, partnerships and events. Reulbach is a former publisher at Boston magazine.
Ad agency Johannes Leonardo has named Matt Edwards art director, working with all of the agency’s clients. Edwards was previously a creative director at Y&R in Pargue.
Ad agency Barker DZP has made two additions, naming Alison Stelzer and Wally Mostafa account supervisors. Stelzer joins the agency from atelier, Mostafa from Cline Davis & Mann.
Nickelodeon is losing two executives, with executive vice president of current TV series Paula Kaplan and senior vice president of event and original programming Sal Maniaci both set to exit the network. There’s no word yet on what either plans to do next.
CNN has named John Berman and Michaela Pereira co-anchors for its weekday 11 a.m. hour, beginning on Feb. 10. Berman will also continue to anchor “Early Start,” while Pereira will remain on “New Day.”
Russian media company CTC Media has brought in Lika Blank, naming her head of its TV network Domashny Channel. Blank most recently worked as a consultant, and before that she was a general producer at MTV Russia.
Sarah Marshall, an actress who appeared in shows including Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, died over the weekend at age 80 after a long battle with cancer. During her career Marshall also appeared in a number of movies, and she was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in “Goodbye, Charlie.”
The New York Times has brought in Farhad Manjoo as technology columnist, replacing the departed David Pogue. Manjoo previously worked as a technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal.
New shows hold up well on Thursday night
Notable trends so far this broadcast season
Nielsen: We’re using the PPM to measure television
Podcast mania: Here are the most popular
The cost of cord cutting: Nearly $1 billion
Rachel, he gets the elevator, I get the shaft
It’s coming: Media Life’s new sports newsletter
Weekend TV: ‘Saturday Night Live’ returns
A pair of pickups for ABC: ‘Speechless’ and ‘Survivor’
The future of Viacom? It may be with CBS.
‘Empire’ falls to second-lowest rating in series history
ESPN’s ‘MNF’ hits all-time low versus debate
The latest argument for cord cutting: Cat videos
- Kyle Acquistapace becomes president at Supermoon
- Kevin Grady becomes SVP and ECD at FCB Chicago
- Joachim Bader becomes Central Europe CEO at Wunderman
- David Brewer rises to SVP of program strategy at Bravo & Oxygen
- Christian Kurz rises to SVP of consumer insights at Viacom
- Sandra Oh guesting on ABC's 'American Crime'
- Tiffany Hines and Bailey Chase join Fox's '24: Legacy'
- Molly Parker joins Netflix's 'Lost In Space'
- ‘All My Children’ creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93
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