March 30, 2014
Media buying and selling software company STRATA has made two moves, promoting Joy Baer to president in place of John Shelton, who will become a strategic advisor. Baer had been executive vice president and chief operating officer at the company.
Rapp has named Randy Morton senior vice president and director of integrated production, a newly created position at the agency. Morton previously ran his own production company, Morton Productions.
Facebook has named Deirdre Davi director of marketing for the U.S. and Canada, working to help marketers understand the social networking site. Davi was most recently executive vice president at Sterling.
Sanjay Pothen has been named chief revenue officer at MobileFuse, a mobile and tablet advertising network. Pothen had been senior vice president and U.S. managing director at Phonevalley.
Redbook magazine has named Heidi Edelstein associate publisher of marketing, after previously serving as executive director of integrated marketing at Time Inc. She has also previously worked at Condé Nast and Ladies’ Home Journal.
Véronique Hyland has been named fashion news editor at The Cut, New York Media’s fashion and lifestyle web site. Hyland was previously fashion news editor at Elle.
Jonathan Mahler has joined The New York Times as a corporate media reporter, after previously contributing to The New York Times Magazine. Mahler has also previously written for Bloomberg View and Deadspin.
Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has decided not to seek reelection, and instead will begin a talk radio career with Cumulus Media when his term ends in 2015. Rogers revealed his decision on Friday on Detroit radio station WJR.
John Cusack will guest in CBS’s untitled drama pilot set on Wall Street, which he is also executive producing. Cusack will play a former stock trader in the project, which stars Charlie Cox.
“Chelsea Lately” host Chelsea Handler is set to leave E! when her contract expires at the end of the year, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and her manager says the comedian has at least seven suitors. Handler has previously publicly criticized E!, saying on Howard Stern’s radio show, “They don’t know what they’re doing. They have no ideas. It’s a failure.”
Raymond Scott, a hip-hop artist known as Benzino and cast member on VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta,” was hospitalized over he weekend after he was allegedly shot by his nephew at his mother’s funeral procession. Scott, who is stable condition, is also a former co-owner of The Source magazine and current chief executive of Hip-Hop Weekly.
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