January 27, 2014
The Washington Post has brought in Adam Kushner as editor of a new digital opinion and analysis venture, which will work with the paper’s Outlook and editorial sections. Kushner was previously executive editor at National Journal.
IPG Mediabrands has promoted Henry Tajer to global chief operating officer, reporting to chief executive Matt Seiler. Tajer was previously executive chairman at IPG Mediabrands Australia. IPG has also brought in Rapp UK global strategy director Russell Marsh as chief data officer.
Tribal Worldwide has promoted Josh McGuire and Hunter Simms in its New York office, naming them creative directors. Both were previously associate creative directors.
Matthew Muszala has been named sales manager at Forbes Insights, Forbes Media’s strategic research arm. Muszala was previously a content solutions sales rep at The Economist Group.
Meredith has named Lori Sheldon home furnishings director at Traditional Home magazine, reporting to publisher Amy Churgin. Sheldon was previously national home furnishings director at Luxe Interiors + Design.
Production company Half Yard Productions has made two promotions, naming Matt Cohn director of talent and casting and Matt Ayres director of development. Cohn previously worked with the company as a freelancer, while Ayres had been development manager.
CMJ Productions II, which produces TV shows for networks including History and Investigation Discovery, has promoted Lesley Jacobi to development creative director. Jacobi will continue to work out of Montreal and report to chief executive John Kuyk.
NFL Network has added Pat Hanlon to its Super Bowl media day coverage, making appearances on the network throughout the day on Tuesday. Hanlon is senior vice president of communications for the New York Giants.
Actress Sharon Stone has signed with TNT to star in its drama pilot “Agent X,” playing the vice president of the U.S. Stone’s most recent TV appearance was a recurring role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
AMC has added Ian Kahn to the cast of its upcoming historical drama “Turn,” playing George Washington. Kahn has most recently made guest appearances on “Bones,” “Parenthood” and “Suits.”
The CW has named Christopher Brooks senior vice president of network distribution, reporting to executive vice president John Maatta. Brooks joins from CBS Domestic Television, where he was senior vice president of Wast Coast distribution.
Pam Dawber is set to guest star on CBS’s first-year comedy “The Crazy Ones,” reuniting with her former “Mork & Mindy” co-star Robin Williams. Dawber hasn’t made a TV appearance since 1999, when she was in the TV movie “Don’t Look Behind You,” according to IMDb.
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