April 9, 2014
Now that “How I Met Your Mother” is done, Cobie Smulders is returning to ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The actress will appear in the April 29 episode of the first year-drama, reprising her role as agent Maria Hill, whom she played in the show’s pilot episode, as well as the movies “The Avengers” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Smulders played Robin Scherbatsky on “Mother” and hasn’t appeared on “S.H.I.E.L.D.” since the pilot because she was contractually obligated to the now-ended CBS sitcom.
PBS has made two promotions, naming Michael Kelley senior vice president of programming and business affairs and Bill Gardner vice president of programming and development. Kelley has been with PBS since 2008, Gardner since 2012.
Marketing agency Chernoff Newman has brought in Emmy Antley, naming her account manager. Antley has previously held positions at Kaleidoscope Marketing Group and The Jones Group.
Paul Duong has been named vice president of programming and scheduling at TV One, reporting to senior vice president of program strategy Maureen Guthman. Duong was most recently senior director of program scheduling for content and development at The Weather Channel.
Tennis Channel has named Adam Ware senior vice president and head of digital media, working in the network’s Los Angeles office. Ware had been working with the network as a consultant, and he’s also former acting chief executive officer at Mnet America.
ESPN college basketball analyst Digger Phelps has retired from the network after 20 years, making the announcement on Monday during the network’s buildup to the NCAA national title game. Phelps is also a former coach, leading Notre Dame from 1971 to 1991.
Yahoo has named Bobbi Brown editor in chief for beauty, in addition to her role as chief creative officer for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Brown has written eight beauty and lifestyle books.
Igor Bobic has joined The Huffington Post as an associate editor, contributing to the site’s political coverage beginning April 30. Bobic was previously assistant editor at Talking Points Memo.
Tim Golden has been named managing editor for investigations and news coverage at The Marshall Project, a non-profit news organization rolling out later this year. Golden had been a senior writer at The New York Times.
Hometalk, a social networking site focusing on home and garden topics, has brought in Diana Mackie as content manager. Mackie joins from Rightster, where she was content marketing manager.
Food & Wine magazine has made two hires, naming Sarah DiGregorio senior editor in the food department and Yaran Noti features editor. DiGregorio joins from Parade magazine, Noti from Food Network Magazine.
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