October 8, 2012
Comedy Central has ordered a pilot episode of "Broad City," executive produced by "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler and based on the web series of the same name. The show, created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, will also be executive produced by Dave Becky and Sam Saifer and co-executive produced by Tony Hernandez.
Los Angeles agency Hello Design has made two promotions, naming Scott Arenstein and Szu Ann Chen Smith partners. Arenstein will also continue as an account director, and Chen Smith as an executive producer.
Univision has restructured its sales team, including naming Steve Mandala executive vice president of advertising sales. Mandala had been executive vice president of cable entertainment ad sales at NBCUniversal. As part of the restructuring, former executive vice president of the client development group Lisa McCarthy has left to start her own consulting business, while former senior vice president of brand solutions Graciela Eleta will move into a consulting role with the network.
Vicky Ryan has been promoted to vice president of commercial affairs at Content Television and Digital, a TV distribution company. Ryan had been director of sales and contracts administration.
NBC Sports Group has brought in Carolyn Manno as a reporter for "Football Night in America," and she'll also contribute to coverage on NBC Sports Network. Manno was previously an anchor and reporter at Comcast SportsNet New England.
NBC has signed on Bear Grylls to host "Get Out Alive," a reality show set in the wilderness premiering next summer. Grylls previously starred in Discovery Channel's "Man vs. Wild."
John Rovick, a popular children's show host in Los Angeles in the 1950s and '60s, died over the weekend in his sleep at a nursing home at age 93. Rovick was known as Sheriff John and hosted both "Cartoon Time" and "Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade."
Reuters has named Ros Krasny editor in chief covering energy, commodities, environment and agribusiness in the Washington, D.C., bureau, replacing Russell Blinch on Oct. 29. Krasny will make the move from her position as Boston bureau chief.
Jennifer Chan has joined the staff at E! Online, becoming senior editor for fashion and trends. Chan will also continue to work as senior fashion and beauty correspondent for the web site JustLuxe.com.
Craig Baughn has been named vice president of client delivery at Globys, an online advertising technology company. Baughn was previously vice president of global hosting operations at Concur.
Garden & Gun magazine has brought in M.K. Quinlan, naming her senior style editor. Quinlan was most recently a designer at Andrew Law, and before that she was a contributor at Coastal Living and Southern Living.
Robert Manning, a former editor at The Atlantic, died late last month of lymphoma at age 92. Earlier in his career Manning was a White House reporter during Franklin D. Roosevelt's final term, and he also worked for the State Department under John F. Kennedy.
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