April 28, 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.”
GroupM has made two promotions, naming Mike Tunnicliffe chief growth and marketing officer and Cindy Kerber Spellman director of global marketing and corporate communications. Tunnicliffe was previously in charge of new business development and now leads new business development globally, while Spellman led communications for GroupM Next.
Ad agency 160over90 has made two additions, naming Marcus Black-Clark account supervisor and Danielle Rudd new business manager. Black-Clark has previously worked for Young & Rubicam, Rauxa and Staples, while Rudd was most recently Bandai America.
Las Vegas-based agency SK+G has made a number of hires, including Jaclyn Schultz as a media planner and buyer. The agency has made three other moves, naming Matt Maynard senior interactive campaign manager, Irene Pahang print production assistant and Rebecca Koonce account coordinator.
AMC has brought in Kristin Jones as a consultant, working with scripted international opportunities. Jones was most recently senior vice president of international development at the digital studio Vuguru.
Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg have joined the cast of Disney XD’s “The 7D,” a comedic take on the Seven Dwarfs. Leno will voice a crystal ball, Goldberg a magic mirror.
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.
John Maloney has been named president at Circa, a mobile media company. Maloney is a former president at Tumblr.
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