April 2, 2013
Tribune Publishing has named Kathy Thomson chief operating officer, working with all of the company’s publishing units. Thomson, who will also continue her role as president and chief operating officer at The Los Angeles Times, will help lead the company’s expansion of digital products.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky has promoted Ryan Nikolaidis, naming him associate director of physical computing. Nikolaidis has been with the agency since 2011, and before that he was at ZOOZ Mobile.
Indianapolis agency Young & Laramore has made two hires, naming Jake Hamilton web developer and Eric Forseth writer. Hamilton had been working as a freelancer, while Forseth is a recent graduate.
Starcom USA has named Karen Jacobs executive vice president of integrated operations, working out of the agency’s Chicago office. Jacobs, who will also serve on the agency’s management board, is returning after leaving in 2004 to focus on family and personal goals.
David Thorpe, vice president of strategy and analysis at SapientNitro, has joined the UK’s cabinet office as deputy director of digital policy for its Government Digital Service. The job is a one-year appointment, and Thorpe will also continue his role at SapientNitro.
John Fahey, chief executive officer at the National Geographic Society, is retiring from his position in April 2014. Fahey will remain with the organization as chairman; a search for a new CEO is already underway.
Chloe Dan has been named vice president of drama development at 20th Century Fox Television, reporting to senior vice president Michael Thorn. Dan had been vice president of production at DreamWorks Studios.
ABC News has made a handful of moves, including hiring Rebecca Jarvis as chief business and economics correspondent. Jarvis had been a co-anchor at “CBS This Morning Saturday.” The company has also made two promotions, naming Eric Avram senior executive producer and Santina Leuci executive editorial producer. Avram has been with ABC for 19 years, Leuci for nine.
Elsewhere at ABC News, Lesley Messer has joined the digital department as entertainment editor, based in the network’s New York office. Messer most recently covered breaking news and wrote feature stories at People.com.
A&E Networks has named Stacy Green senior vice president of human resources, reporting to president and chief executive officer Abbe Raven. Green had been vice president of human resources and ad sales at NBCUniversal.
Patrick Condo has been named vice president of brand and creative at the upcoming Esquire Network, which will be rebranded from G4 on April 22. Condo was previously group creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles.
Sportsman Channel has named Marc Fein executive vice president of programming and production, a new position at the cable network. Fein was most recently founder and president of his own TV sports and entertainment consulting firm.
Cable network Fuse has brought in John Norris, naming him supervising producer for its news show “Fuse News.” Norris worked at MTV from 1990 to 2008, and he has also contributed at CBS’s “Sunday Morning” and “48 Hours.”
AMC has re-signed actor David Morrissey for the fourth season of “The Walking Dead,” reprising his role as The Governor. Morrissey originally signed on for the third season of the drama, which ended on Sunday.
Tracey Lemle has been named account executive at Precision Health Media, which runs a number of health-related web sites. Lemle joins from Bloomberg Radio, where she was also an account executive.
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