October 14, 2013
Fortune’s annual Most Powerful Women list has a new look. For the first time in the list’s 15 years, TV personality Oprah Winfrey isn’t a part of it, a year after coming in at No. 50. Topping this year’s list is IBM chair and chief executive officer Ginni Rometty. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg (No. 5) and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (N0. 9) both made this year’s top 10.
Hearst Magazines has named Rachel Hardage Barrett editor in chief of Country Living magazine, replacing the departed Sarah Gray Miller. Barrett is a former executive editor at Southern Living.
Horizon Media has named Mina Kamarasheva associate managing director for audio and promotions, working in the agency’s Los Angeles office. Kamarasheva previously worked with audio and promotion at GroupM.
Hulu is set to name Mike Hopkins chief executive officer, according to multiple reports, replacing Andy Forssell in the position. Hopkins is president of distribution at Fox Networks and is also a member of Hulu’s board.
Comedy Central has made a pair of promotions, adding digital responsibilities to the jobs of executive vice president of programming and multiplatform strategy David Bernath and chief marketing officer and Walter Levitt. Both will continue to report to president Michele Ganeless.
Laureen Ong, president at Travel Channel, is leaving the cable network after three years. Scripps Networks operating division president Burton Jablin will lead the network on an interim basis until a successor is found.
Former “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir has joined CNN as an anchor, as well as its chief innovation correspondent. Weir will officially join the network in November.
ESPN Deportes has added Rosana Franco to its show “Raza Deportivo,” joining Omar Orlando, David Faitelson, Rafa Ramos and Oscar Restrepo. Franco most recently hosted Univision’s “Republica Deportiva.”
Actress and comedienne Sandra Bernhard has signed on to guest on ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” playing a college art professor. The show kicks off its third season in January.
BBC America has added Michiel Huisman, Peter Outerbridge and Ari Millen to the cast of “Orphan Black,” which is scheduled to return in April. The network has ordered 10 hour-long episodes for the second season.
ABC News has named Dan Harris co-anchor of “Nightline,” working alongside Cynthia McFadden and Dan Abrams. Harris will also continue as co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.”
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