March 3, 2013
Model and “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum has joined NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as a judge for its upcoming season, working with Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B. Klum also hosts the German edition of “Project Runway.”
ABC News has brought in Byron Pitts as an anchor and chief national correspondent, appearing across the network’s platforms. Pitts was previously chief national correspondent and a “60 Minutes” contributor at CBS News.
Bonnie Franklin, an actress best known for her role on the old sitcom “One Day at a Time,” died last week at age 69 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Franklin had recently appeared on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” and TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”
Dirk Hoogstra has been promoted to executive vice president of development and programming at History, as well as the secondary cable network H2. Hoogstra had been senior vice president.
Turner has named Justin Williams vice president of digital for TNT and TBS, reporting to senior vice president Dennis Adamovich. Williams was previously senior director and general manager at NASCAR.com, which is run by Turner Sports.
Allison Janney has signed on to guest on five episodes of Showtime’s upcoming series Masters of Sex,” which stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Janney will play the wife of a character played by Beau Bridges.
The Wall Street Journal has named Allison Lichter social media editor, up from her previous position as senior editor for digital content. Before joining The Journal in 2010 Lichter was at the NPR affiliate WNYC.
Brad Smith has been named photography director at Sports Illustrated, replacing the departed Steve Fine on March 14. Smith will join the magazine from The New York Times, where he was senior sports photography editor.
Yahoo News has brought in Rob Walker as technology columnist, with his work to appear on the site’s Technology section. Walker is the former writer of The New York Times’ Consumed column.
Pace Communications, which produces digital marketing content, has made a number of moves including promoting Craig Waller from chief marketing officer to president. Pace has also made two hires, naming Dan Dooley senior vice president of digital solutions and Kevin Briody vice president of digital strategy.
Actor David Canary is set to reprise his role as Adam Chandler on the revival of “All My Children,” which will air online on The OnLine Network. Canary appeared longtime ABC soap from 1984 to 2011.
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- Marianne Gambelli becomes chief investment officer at Horizon Media
- Andy Grant becomes associate creative director at CP + B
- Shashi Seth becomes president at Tribune Digital Ventures
- Julie Piepenkotter rises to EVP of research at FX
- 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
- Mia Maestro joins FX drama pilot 'The Strain'
- Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas hosting NBC's 'Miss USA'
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