April 14, 2014
Joe Zee has been named editor in chief and executive creative officer for Yahoo Fashion, as well as editor at large for Yahoo Beauty. Zee was most recently creative director at Elle. This news comes less than a week after Yahoo Beauty brought in Bobbi Brown as its new editor.
Connecticut agency Mintz + Hoke has brought in Grant Sanders, naming him a creative director. Sanders was previously a freelancer working with writing, digital, social media and branding.
McCann Erickson has named Devin Reiter executive account director in its New York office, effective immediately. Reiter spent the past four years at Crispin, Porter & Bogusky in Boulder.
ClarkHuot has named Scott Christie creative director in its Toronto office, a newly created position. Christie had been a creative director at Interbrand in Toronto.
Karl Heiselman, global chief executive officer at the branding agency Wolff Olins, is leaving the company after 14 years to take a marketing communications position with Apple, according to multiple reports. Wolff Olins managing director Ije Nwokorie will take over as chief executive on April 17.
Howard Owens, president at National Geographic Channels U.S., is stepping down from his position in June to get into independent production. Owens joined the company in 2011. He has also previously worked at Reveille, which he co-founded, and the William Morris Agency.
USA has added Melanie Papalia to the cast of “Suits” for its fourth season, playing the executive secretary of Patrick J. Adams’s character in a recurring role. She most recently made an appearance on HBO’s “The Newsroom.”
Also at USA, Nazneen Contractor has joined the cast of the drama “Covert Affairs,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, playing a love interest to Hill Harper’s character. Contractor has most recently made appearances on “Person of Interest,” “Bones” and “Revenge.”
Alexandra Villoch has taken over as president and publisher at The Miami Herald, the first woman to hold the position at the newspaper. Villoch, who had been senior vice president of advertising and marketing, takes over for the departed David Landsberg.
Michael Isikoff, an investigative journalist at NBC News, has exited the network after nearly four years. The circumstances of his departure are unclear, but he told The Washington Post, “It’s fair to say there was a mutual agreement that this was a situation that was no longer working out.” Before joining NBC Isikoff worked for Newsweek for 16 years.
Actress Dominique McElligott has joined ABC’s upcoming drama “Astronaut Wives Club,” which is from “Gossip Girl” co-creator Stephanie Savage. McElligott most recently appeared in “Hell on Wheels.”
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