February 28, 2013
CNN has named Jim Murphy senior executive producer of its upcoming morning show co-anchored by Chris Cuomo, which doesn’t yet have a title or premiere date. Murphy executive produced ABC’s “Good Morning America” for five years ending in 2011, and before that he was at “CBS Evening News.”
AMC Networks has promoted Sarah Barnett to president and general manager at Sundance Channel, reporting to AMC Networks chief operating officer Ed Carroll. Barnett had been executive vice president and general manager.
Hilary Smith has been named senior vice president of communications at USA, reporting to co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel. Smith was most recently in charge of communications for NBCUniversals Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media group.
TBS has added actor John C. McGinley to the cast of its comedy pilot “Ground Floor,” from “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence. McGinley played Dr. Cox on “Scrubs,” and since then he’s made a number of appearances on “Burn Notice.”
Stuart Sproule has been named president at TBWA Digital Arts Network, based in the agency’s New York office. Sproule was most recently head of international operations and talent at AKQA.
AOL has named Susan Lyne chief executive officer for its brand group. She also will remain vice chairperson at Gilt, where she stepped down as CEO last year. Before Gilt, Lyne was CEO at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
NBC Owned Television Stations has named Tony Chiulli senior vice president of national sales, working with the East Coast. Chiulli had been local sales manager at WNBC in New York.
Rosalind Nowicki has been named executive vice president of global sales and retail at Fox Consumer Products, based in the company’s London office. Nowicki joins from 4Kids Entertainment, where she was executive vice president of global marketing and licensing.
“Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn is scheduled to guest on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” appearing in a makeover episode on March 4. Celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves will also appear in the episode.
Glamour magazine has made four hires, naming Sophia Banay Moura deputy articles editor, Genevieve Roth special projects director, Andrea Bartz senior editor and Jason Sheeler articles editor. Moura joins from Marie Claire and Bartz from Whole Living, while Sheeler and Roth had been writing for multiple publications. Glamour has also promoted Mikki Halpin, naming her deputy articles editor.
Niche Media has named Jared Shapiro editor in chief at Ocean Drive magazine, beginning in mid-March. Shapiro was most recently editorial director for news and entertainment at In Touch and Life & Style.
David Greising has joined Reuters as Midwest bureau chief, based in Chicago. Greising won’t have to move for his new job–he was previously deputy editor and general manager for the Chicago News Cooperative.
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