May 14, 2014
Hearst Magazine has named Jill Herzig editor in chief of its upcoming magazine Dr. Oz The Good Life, which officially rolls out with the August/September issue. Herzig was previously editor in chief at Redbook, and before that she was executive editor at Glamour.
National Journal Group has promoted Krystle Kopacz to chief operating officer, a newly created position. Kopacz was previously general manager of Government Executive digital, working with the launch of Defense One.
Classical music magazine Opera News has named Diane Silberstein publisher, in charge of both its print and digital editions. Silberstein previously ran her own company, Silberstein Media, and before that she was vice president of strategy and business development at the Omnicom agency Sage Collective.
Emily Hart has been promoted to vice president of original programming at Disney Junior, reporting to executive vice president and Disney Junior Worldwide general manager Nancy Kanter. Hart has been with the network since 2003.
ReelzChannel has brought in Rob Swartz as senior vice president of development and current programming, after he previously served as president at Venn Media. Swartz has also previously held positions at Cartoon Network and Syfy.
“America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks is producing the reality series “TransAmerica” at VH1, which follows transgender model and activist Carmen Carrera. The eight-episode series will air later this year or early next year.
HBO has added Marin Ireland to the cast of “Girls” for its fourth season, in a recurring role as a classmate of Lena Dunham’s character. Ireland is also set to star in WE tv’s upcoming drama “The Divide.”
Fox has named Ilene Chaiken executive producer and showrunner for its upcoming drama “Empire,” which is set in the hip-hop world. “The L Word” creator was most recently showrunner on ABC’s midseason drama “Black Box.”
Actresses Georgia King and Sarah Baker have exited CBS’s upcoming “The Odd Couple” remake, after appearing in the comedy’s pilot episode. The midseason sitcom stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. Their roles are being recast.
Harry Connick Jr. will return to Fox’s “American Idol” for its 14th season next year, the singer said while appearing on “Live! With Kelly and Michael.” While not yet official, both Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez are expected to return as well.
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