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.
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- Dan Fietsam becomes CCO at Laughlin Constable
- Melinda Lee becomes SVP and GM of video at Meredith Corp.
- Barry Fleming becomes VP and digital director at MPA
- Ryan Mannion becomes chief technology officer at Hearst Autos
- Gabe Goodwin becomes VP of cross-platform content at Fox Sports
- Skyler Gisondo joins Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet'
- Former 'The Shield' actor Michael Jace convicted of murder
- TV programmer Mike Dann dies at age 94
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