December 17, 2012
The Martin Agency has named Matt Williams chief executive officer, following his previous run as general manager. Williams, who replaces John Adams, has been with the agency since 1991.
Arbitron has named Sean Creamer president and chief executive officer, replacing William Kerr on Jan. 1. Creamer, who joined the company’s board of directors in August, was previously executive vice president.
CBS Sports Network has signed on Damon Amendolara, and he will begin hosting the “D.A. Show” on Jan. 2. Amendolara previously hosted a show on WBZ in Boston.
Jason Miles has been promoted to director of planning at Condé Nast International, effective in January. Miles had been deputy planning director.
The new cable sports network beIN SPORT has brought in soccer reporter Kay Murray, adding her to the news and analysis show “The Express.” Murray has previously worked as a TV presenter for Real Madrid TV.
Universal Cable Productions has signed “Covert Affairs” producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord to a new deal, under which they will develop new series. The duo will also continue to work on “Covert Affairs,” which stars Piper Perabo.
ESPN has suspended commentator Rob Parker over remarks he made last week regarding Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Thursday Parker asked, during a discussion of whether the black 2011 Heisman Trophy winner was a “postracial” figure, “Is he a real brother, or is he a ‘cornball’ brother?” Parker, who is also black, noted that Griffin’s fiance is white and said, “he is not one of us.”
Online advertising technology company PubMatic has added Shrirang Bapat to its staff, naming him vice president of engineering. Bapat had been global head of research and development and head of product operations for India at Amdoc.
Tween sensation Justin Bieber is executive producing a comedy project at ABC, which would be based on the singer’s upbringing. ABC has brought in Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi to write the script.
Beth Grant has become a series regular on Fox’s first-year sitcom “The Mindy Project.” She had been a recurring character.
If you DVRed “Survivor” last night and haven’t gotten a chance to watch it yet, don’t read this. The winner of season 25 was Denise Stapley, a sex therapist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Former “Facts of Life” star Lisa Whelchel earned the Sprint player of the season, as voted on by fans, and received $100,000.
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