May 19, 2013
Ken Venturi, the 1964 U.S. Open champion and longtime chief golf analyst at CBS Sports, died on Friday at age 82 after suffering from a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection. Venturi had been hospitalized for the past two months. He was at CBS for 35 years before retiring in 2002, and he was also known for his charitable work throughout his career in media.
CBS has named Elizabeth Tumulty executive vice president of affiliate relations, reporting to president of affiliate relations Diana Wilkin. Tumulty was most recently executive vice president of network distribution at the CW.
Elsewhere at CBS, the network has named Kurt Davis vice president of news services for CBS News, based in New York. Davis had been executive news director at the San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS.
Hearst Television has promoted Michael J. Hayes to senior vice president and group head, effective on June 1. Hayes was previously president and general manager of Hearst’s Pittsburgh station WTAE.
Scripps Networks Interactive has made two promotions at HGTV and DIY Network, naming Steven Lerner senior vice president of programming and production and Freddy James senior vice president of strategic development and program integration. Lerner has been with Scripps for six years, James for 16.
CNN has brought back Stephanie Elam as a Los Angeles-based correspondent, after a previous stint at the network from 2003 to 2011. Elam was most recently weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter at KNBC in Los Angeles.
CNBC has named Kelly Evans co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street,” up from her previous role as co-host of “Worldwide Exchange.” Evans has been at the network for just over a year, and before that she was at The Wall Street Journal.
There have been a handful of changes at the Village Voice, including the departures of gossip columnist Michael Musto and theater critic Michael Feingold. Also, freelance food writer Robert Sietsema will no longer contribute, while Laura Shunk joins as a part-time staff writer for its food and restaurant coverage. The Voice is expected to add another full-time staff writer to its reporting team in the coming weeks.
Newswire service Marketwired has promoted Jim Delaney to chief executive officer, replacing Michael Nowlan, who will remain on the board of directors. Delaney was previously chief operating officer.
Hearst Magazines has named Alexandra Senes editor in chief of the French edition of Harper’s Bazaar, the title’s 44th country. Senes was previously editor in chief of the style section at Journal du Dimanche, and she’s also previously contributed at L’Officiel, New York Magazine, Elle Japan and Architectural Digest.
Powder magazine has named Matt Hansen editor at large, working with print, digital and events. Hansen replaces Mike Rogge, who has been named senior correspondent.
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