April 28, 2014
It appears “Chelsea Lately” host Chelsea Handler is headed to Netflix. She reportedly has a deal with Netflix for a new show, although the format is still being decided, according to The New York Post. Handler has previously said she would leave E! when her contract runs out at the end of the year, calling the network a “sad, sad, place to live.” She also previously met with CBS, but those talks ended without an agreement.
A+E Networks has named David Granville-Smith executive vice president and chief financial officer, replacing the retiring Gerard Gruosso. Granville-Smith was previously managing director and head of the media group in the investment banking division at J.P. Morgan.
Clara Kim has joined Fox Networks Group as executive vice president of business and legal affairs, working with National Geographic Channels and National Geographic Channels International. Kim was previously general counsel and co-founder at Multi-Verse Media.
Comedy Central has added Michael Che to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” where he will work as a correspondent. Che was previously a writer at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Jack Ramsay, a hall of fame NBA coach and former broadcaster with ESPN, died on Monday at age 89 after battling cancer. Ramsay worked with ESPN from 1996 until last May, and he also called games for ESPN Radio. He won an NBA championship as coach of the Bill Walton-led Portland Trail Blazers in 1977.
Branding and creative agency 160over90 has named Kelly Thompson account supervisor and James Davis director of new business, working in the agency’s new Florida office. Thompson joins from e+ Cancercare, Davis from SharpSpring.
Anna Jones has been promoted to chief executive officer at Hearst Magazines UK, reporting to Hearst Magazines president David Carey and Hearst Magazines International president and chief executive Duncan Edwards. Jones had been chief operating officer.
Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has promoted Scott Gregg to executive vice president of sales operations, effective immediately. Gregg has been with the company for 18 years, most recently as senior vice president.
Cumulus Media has named Brian Thomas corporate program director, as well as program director for its New York station NASH-FM. Thomas joins from CBS Radio, where he was national vice president of classic hits programming.
Reuters has named Jason Fields editor in charge of the opinion section for Reuters.com, beginning May 5. Fields was previously national channel manager at Digital First Media.
Native advertising technology company Bidtellect has made three hires, naming Michael Traylor senior vice president of business affairs and corporate development, Annie Turkel vice president of sales for the Western region and Andrew Horlick vice president of sales for the Eastern region. Traylor joins from Professional Interactive Entertainment, Turkel from Machinima, and Horlick from Collective.
Vdopia, a mobile video advertising company, has brought in Narayanan Iyer as senior director of finance, a newly created position. Iyer had been senior director of finance and controller at Quri.
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