October 11, 2012
It appears "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts has cleared yet another medical hurdle. Roberts has been released from the hospital three weeks after her Sept. 20 bone marrow transplant. Five years ago Roberts successfully battled breast cancer. In a blog entry Roberts says she will continue to recover while at home, writing, "I will still be resting away from 'GMA' until I'm given the all clear, but sleeping in my own bed again feels like a big victory."
CBS has let former "This Morning" co-anchor Erica Hill out of her contract, clearing the way for her to join NBC's "Today" as weekend anchor, according to The New York Post. Hill joined CBS's new-look morning show in January, but was replaced by White House reporter Norah O'Donnell in June. She also previously worked at CNN.
Johan Boserup has been named global chief executive officer at GroupM Trading, the agency's trading unit. Boserup had been at Omnicom Media Group for the past 17 years, most recently as worldwide chief trading and accountability officer.
Digital agency and studio Stinkdigital has named Jason Curtis senior producer, based in the company's New York office. Curtis was most recently an interactive producer at Droga5.
Melody Bobo has been named head of account management for the UK at Media Innovation Group, a digital marketing consulting agency. Bobo joins from AudienceScience, where she was a European account manager.
Digital agency Rosetta has made four promotions, naming Paul Elliott, Mark Eckman, Alex Mahernia and Jay Lichtenstein managing partners. Elliott works with consumer products and retail, Eckman with business-to-business, Mahernia with creative and customer experience and Lichtenstein with marketing strategy and insights.
Meredith Corp.'s customer engagement agency, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, has brought in Kristi D. VandenBosch, naming her senior vice president and chief digital officer. VandenBosch was most recently chief executive officer at Publicis & Hal Riney.
Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl has joined Fox Soccer as a contributor, appearing on shows including "Goals on Sunday" and "Fox Soccer News." Wahl will also continue to write for Sports Illustrated, where he has been for 16 years.
Time Inc. has named Jed Hartman group publisher for news and business, in charge of sales and marketing for Time, Time.com, Fortune, Fortune.com, Money and CNNMoney.com. Hartman had been worldwide publisher for Fortune and CNNMoney.
Hearst Magazines has named Carine Roitfeld global fashion director at Harper's Bazaar, working alongside creative director Stephen Gan. Roitfeld will also continue to publish her new biannual magazine CR Fashion Book.
Esquire has named Jonathan Evans senior online editor, working with its style and grooming coverage. Evans was previously a senior editor at Park & Bond/Gilt Man.
Teen Vogue has named Elaine Welteroth beauty and health director, effective Oct. 15. Welteroth was previously beauty editor at Glamour, and before that she was beauty and fashion editor at Ebony.
Columbus Monthly has a new editor, naming Kristen Schmidt to the position. Schmidt didn't have to move far for her new position–she was previously editor at Columbus Alive Magazine.
Chris Schonberger has been named editor at First We Feast, a new epicurean web site from Complex Media. Schonberger was most recently food and drink editor at Time Out New York.
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- Cherie Cohen becomes SVP of cable ad sales at NBCUniversal
- Andrew Leisner rises to motorcycle group publisher at Bonnier
- Dominic Laval becomes director of business development at Capablue
- Paul Barford becomes chief scientist at Broadcast Interactive Media
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