April 10, 2014
ABC’s “Good Morning America” is getting some testosterone back on the show, and it didn’t have to go far to find its new man. Tony Reali, host of ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” has signed a new deal with Disney/ABC, under which his ESPN show will move to New York so he can also become social media contributor at “GMA.” The move also means he will no longer appear on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” which will continue to be based in Washington, D.C. Reali joins after the recent departures of morning team members Sam Champion and Josh Elliott.
NBCUniversal has named Alison Moore executive vice president and general manager for TV Everywhere, working in the company’s content distribution group. Moore joins from Daily Candy, where she was general manager and executive vice president.
David Madden, president at Fox TV Studios, has signed a new deal with 20th Century Fox Television that will keep him at the company for at least four more years. Madden has been president since 2010, following a run as executive vice president of creative development and production.
Conrad Green, producer and showrunner at ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” is leaving the reality competition after its current season to join Fox’s upcoming reality project “Utopia.” Green has been with “Stars” for all 18 of its seasons.
Actor Donal Logue has joined NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in a recurring role, playing the acting commander of the New York Special Victims Unit. Logue is also set to appear in the upcoming Fox series “Gotham.”
Ad agency 180LA has made two promotions, naming Adam Groves and Zac Ryder creative directors. The creative duo have been with the agency for four years, previously working at Team One.
Curtis Melville has joined Lowe Campbell Ewald as executive creative director, a newly created position at the agency. Melville joins from Team Detroit, where he was executive vice president and executive creative director.
Digital agency 360i has brought in Frances Webb, naming her creative director for social content. Webb was most recently an associate creative director at StrawberryFrog.
Charlotte Koh, head of content development at Hulu Originals, is leaving the company after just over three years. Before she joined Hulu, Koh was senior vice president of development at Marvel Studios.
Multicultural ad network Latinum Network has made two additions, naming Dave Jackson vice president of business development and Mike Murakami senior director of research and insights. Jackson is a former vice president of sales at AOL, while Murakami was most recently at Google.
USA has added Michael Gross to the cast of “Suits” for the fourth season, in a recurring guest role as the founder of a DVD distribution company. Gross is best known for playing Steven Keaton on the 1980s sitcom “Family Ties.”
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- Colin Barlow rises to COO at GroupM Global
- Three rise in production and development at TLC
- Jonathan Stern becomes head of business development at Fusion
- Hunter Lewis becomes editor at Cooking Light
- Christian Baesler becomes president at Bauer Xcel Media
- Kent Ebersole becomes VP and GM at Active Interest Media
- Terry Duffy rises to group publisher at Palm Beach Media Group
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- Sen. Elizabeth Warren guesting on CBS's 'The Late Show'
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