January 23, 2014
NBC has found its replacement for Seth Meyers on the long-running “Saturday Night Live” sketch “Weekend Update.” Colin Jost will co-anchor the segment along with Cecily Strong beginning on March 1. Meyers is leaving become host of NBC’s “Late Night.” Jost has been on “SNL’s” writing team since 2005, becoming head writer in 2012.
President Barack Obama will sit down with Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly for a live interview to air during Fox’s Super Bowl pregame show on Feb. 2. Last year the president gave an interview to Scott Pelley that ran during CBS’s pre-Super Bowl coverage.
JWT has named Frederic Bonn executive creative director in its New York office, in charge of the agency’s digital creative. Bonn was most recently executive creative director at Razorfish.
Jay Lenstrom has been promoted to general manager at Marketing Werks, a consumer engagement and event marketing agency. Lenstrom had been chief marketing officer.
Havas Worldwide has brought in Jon Wagner and Dustin Duke as group creative directors, based in the agency’s New York office. The duo was most recently at Ogilvy & Mather.
AKQA has brought back Ginny Golden as a creative director in its Portland office. She spent the previous two years at Wieden + Kennedy and before that worked in AKQA’s Washington, D.C., office for 14 years.
The Traffic Audit Bureau for Media Measurement (TAB) has named Mary Sheehan chairman of its board of directors, replacing Starcom senior vice president and out of home media director Jack Sullivan. Sheehan is senior director of media strategy and planning at ESPN.
A&E Networks has made two additions, naming Liz Fine and James Bolosh vice presidents of development and programming for FYI. Fine was most recently a co-executive producer at Atlas Media Group, while Bolosh has previously worked at HGTV, MTV, VH1 and CNBC.
Cable network Fusion has named Daniel Eilemberg senior vice president and chief digital officer, a new position at the network. Eilemberg most recently founded the Mexican news site Animal Politico.
Actress Rashida Jones is set to star in TBS’s upcoming comedy pilot “Tribeca,” co-created and directed by Steve Carell, the former star of “The Office.” Jones currently appears on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” but she was already slated to leave that program this season.
U.S. News and World Report has brought in David Catanese as senior politics writer, and he will also serve as lead contributor to the blog The Run 2016. Catanese is a former reporter at Politico.
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- Justine Bloome becomes head of strategy at Carat USA
- Carol Duncan becomes SVP and CFO at Barker
- Bill Robinson becomes VP of partnership development at Home Team Sports
- Sharon Dastur becomes SVP of programming integration at iHeartMedia
- Tasneem Raja becomes senior digital editor at NPR
- Mike Wilson becomes editor at The Dallas Morning News
- Ian Bremmer becomes foreign affairs columnist at Time
- Dan Berman and Sacha Scoblic join National Journal
- Cosme Lopez rises to SVP and GM of pay-TV at Cisneros Media
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- Former CBS News executive Emerson Stone dies at 86
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