April 24, 2014
NBC has named new “Late Night” host Seth Meyers host of the Primetime Emmys, which will air on the network on Aug. 25. This year’s ceremony will air on a Monday rather than a Sunday, so it doesn’t interfere with the network’s “Sunday Night Football.”
Kevin Clash, the former puppeteer and voice of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo, has been cleared of sex abuse charges brought against him after the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling. Multiple men claimed they were abused by Clash over 10 years ago, and last summer a New York judge dismissed the cases because they were outside of the state’s statute of limitations. The U.S. Court of Appeals has agreed with that ruling, since state law requires suits be filed within six years of the abuse or three years after a plaintiff turns 21. Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” in 2012 but has always denied he did anything wrong.
Mike Goller has been named group brand director at 72andSunny, working in the Amsterdam office on Google’s EMEA account. Goller has previously held positions at BBDO Germany, Wieden + Kennedy, Modernista!, Atletico/Grey and VICE.
TLC has made a pair of additions, naming Jack Tarantino vice president of production and Elvia Van Es Oliva vice president of development, both for the West Coast. Tarantino joins from Style Network, Van Es Oliva from Fly On The Wall Entertainment.
Cable network Fusion has brought in Felix Salmon as a senior editor, working on the network’s digital team. Salmon spent the previous five years at Reuters, and he’s also previously written for Portfolio, Politico and Wired.
The Wall Street Journal has named Christopher Mims technology columnist, working with the newspaper as well as WSJD.com. Mims joins from Quartz, where he was lead technology reporter.
Bloomberg has brought in Chris Rovzar to build its editorial for the luxury category, including developing a new luxury news product and contributing content to Bloomberg’s web site. Rovzar was previously digital editor at Vanity Fair.
Johnson Publishing has named Mitzi Miller editor in chief of Ebony magazine, replacing the departing Amy DuBois Barnett. Miller had been editor of the company’s JET magazine, and managing editor Wendy Wilson will take over day-to-day operations of that title.
Jane Keltner de Valle has joined Glamour magazine has fashion news director, effective May 19. Keltner de Valle joins from Teen Vogue, where she was senior fashion news director.
Atlantic Media has promoted two in its government executive media group, naming Constance Sayers Witherspoon president and Tom Shoop executive vice president and editor in chief. Sayers Witherspoon had been publisher of the group, while Shoop was editor.
David Ebersman, chief financial officer at Facebook, is leaving the social network by the end of September to pursue a career in healthcare. Facebook vice president of corporate finance and business planning David Wehner will take over the CFO title on June 1.
Francis Pizzani has been named director of sales for direct response at Yangaroo, which runs a cloud-based digital media distribution platform. Pizzani was most recently a senior account executive at Revshare.
Slow start for political spending in 2014
New Orleans: TV news is really hot
ABC’s ‘Forever:’ More like a few weeks
‘My Friends Call Me Johnny,’ old dude
Tell us, what’s your take on automated buying?
And now, the news from David Muir
Apple: We’re investigating iCloud vulnerability
A&E cancels top scripted show ‘Longmire’
Study: Mobile app ads get higher CTR
Netflix pays big bucks for ‘The Blacklist’
The latest carriage dispute: Raycom vs. DirecTV
Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ rebounds
Suddenly scripted series are the rage
- Bert Hamaoui becomes group media director at MeringCarson in San Diego
- TNT and TBS programming chief Michael Wright leaving Turner
- Rona Fairhead becomes chairman of the BBC Trust
- Jim Louderback leaving Discovery Digital Networks
- Joan Rivers remains in serious condition
- Chelsea Clinton exits NBC News
- Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray join ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’
- Syfy cancels Wil Wheaton’s show
- ‘The Following’ showrunner Jennifer Johnson exits
This week’s cable ratings
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
This week’s younger viewer ratings
Junior media planner job in the Washington area
Senior media buyer/planner job in Rochester
Needed: Receptionist for a media agency
Media buyer position in Greenville, SC
Digital media analyst job in Greenville, SC