October 1, 2013
After more than 30 years as a contributor at ABC News, political columnist and author George Will is moving on. Will has joined Fox News, where he will appear on shows including “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “Fox News Sunday.” Will, a former Washington editor at National Review, had been with ABC News since 1981.
Kim Martin, president and general manager at WE tv, is stepping down from her position to become an advisor with AMC Networks, according to Deadline. Martin had been with WE for nine years.
YES has promoted Daniel Guernsey to senior creative director, working with on-air promotions. Guernsey has been with the network since before it launched in 2002, joining as a writer and producer.
Actor Brad Schmidt has joined the cast of Showtime’s “House of Lies,” playing the recurring role of an arrogant man who’s also a devout Christian. Schmidt’s most recent role was a voice in the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.”
Lifetime has added Josh Kelly to the cast of its drama pilot “Unreal,” joining Shiri Appleby in the project. Kelly has previously appeared on “One Life to Live,” “Army Wives” and “Rizzoli & Isles.”
Carolyn Gitomer has joined the out-of-home agency Generation Outdoor, becoming a junior account executive. She has previously held positions at James Grant Public Relations, Cornerstone Agency and Richard Frankel Productions, according to her LinkedIn page.
Twentieth Century Fox TV has made a pair of promotions, naming Carolyn Cassidy senior vice president of comedy development and Steven Sicherman senior vice president of current programming. Cassidy had been vice president, while Sicherman was director of comedy.
Stacy Mandelberg has joined CBS as vice president of limited series and event programming, a new position at the network. Mandelberg was most recently senior vice president at Von Zerneck/Sertner Films.
Newsweek has named Karla Zabludovsky a correspondent, covering Latin America. Zabludovsky was previously a The New York Times reporter based in Mexico City.
U.S. News & World Report has named Dan Wilmer vice president and general manager of healthcare products, a newly created position. Wilmer is a former general manager at Everyday Health.
Organic Gardening magazine has named Ellen Carucci publisher, effective immediately. Carucci had been publisher for the quarterly magazine Modern Farmer.
Radio company Entercom has named Phil Zachary vice president and market manager, in charge of its stations in Boston. Zachary was previously president and chief operating officer at Curtis Media Group.
BearingArms.com, a new web site covering issues on the Second Amendment, has named Bob Owens editor. Owens has previously worked for Pajamas Media and Shooting Illustrated.
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- Todd Porch becomes VP and GM at Comcast Wholesale AdDelivery
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- Ana Jurka becomes on-air personality at Deportes Telemundo
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