February 26, 2013
ABC has revealed the list of contestants for its upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” which includes country singer Wynonna Judd. Also scheduled to compete are Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, comedians Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley, singer Kellie Pickler, TV personality Lisa Vanderpump, NFL player Jacoby Jones, boxer Victor Ortiz, former figure skater Dorothy Hamill and actors Ingo Rademacher (“General Hospital”) and Zendaya Coleman (“Shake It Up”).
Univision has named Mehul Nagrani senior vice president of digital operations, a newly created position. Nagrani had been a special assistant to Univision chief executive officer Randy Falco.
Barbara Walters is set to return to ABC’s “The View” on March 4, more than a month after dealing with chicken pox and a concussion. Walters has been away from the show since Jan. 22 recovering from her ailments.
ABC News has named Susan Saulny a correspondent, working out of its Washington, D.C., bureau. For the past 12 years Saulny had been at The New York Times.
Actress Christine Lahti has joined the cast of CBS’s upcoming pilot “Beverly Hills Cop,” playing a police captain in the drama based on the movie franchise. Lahti has most recently appeared on the network’s “Hawaii Five-0.”
Brand engagement agency Sullivan has brought in Jennifer Meyers, naming her principal and executive director of strategy. Meyers was previously group director in charge of brand development at R/GA.
Video communications agency D S Simon Productions has named Jim O’Reilly regional vice president, effective immediately. This is O’Reilly’s second stint at the company–he previously worked there as a writer and producer.
Everyday Health has promoted Paul Slavin to chief operating officer, a new position at the magazine. Slavin had been senior vice president and general manager for global news for Everyday Health Studios.
Dana Caputo has been named director of private marketplace services at SpotXchange, a digital video advertising technology company. Caputo was most recently at Condé Nast, where she helped develop its private marketplace for display advertising.
BBC has added Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke and Santiago Cabrera to the cast of “The Musketeers,” its upcoming 10-episode story based on the Alexandre Dumas novel. Those three join Peter Capaldi, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy and Hugo Speer in the cast.
Mike Kaufman has been named vice president of marketing at the Brand Activation Association, formerly the Promotion Marketing Association. Kaufman was previously senior vice president at GW Hoffman.
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