June 11, 2014
Most were surprised when Landon Donovan was not selected for the U.S.’s World Cup team, but at least he’ll be keeping busy. Donovan has joined ESPN and ABC for their coverage of the tournament, contributing analysis from Los Angeles. His first appearance was on Wednesday’s World Cup preview special on ESPN.
Veria Living has named Chuck Nice and Dr. Evelyn Minaya recurring hosts of “The Juice,” its live, hour-long talk show. Those two join current hosts Sonia Baghdady, Jaycee Gossett, Matt McClure and Alyson Charles.
Glenn Britt, former chairman and chief executive officer at Time Warner Cable, died on Wednesday at age 65 following a battle with cancer. Britt retired last year but remained a board member at the company. He was diagnosed with melanoma six years ago, and revealed last October that the cancer had returned.
Bloomberg Media has named Jacki Kelley chief operating officer for media, effective on Sept 1. Kelley will join from IPG Mediabrands, where she is chief executive officer for North America and president of global clients.
Randy Kilgore has been named president of national sales at Gannett, beginning on June 23. Kilgore was most recently chief revenue officer at Tremor Video.
The New York Times Magazine has named Bill Wasik deputy editor, beginning next month. Wasik was previously senior editor at Wired, and before that he was at Harpers.
Popular Mechanics has made two additions, naming Rob Hewitt design director and Ezra Dyer automotive editor. Hewitt joins from Billboard, Dyer from Automobile magazine.
Andrea Dunham has been promoted to creative director at People magazine, reporting to editorial director Jess Cagle. Dunham had been design director since 2010.
Complex Media has promoted Moksha Fitzgibbons, naming him chief revenue officer. Fitzgibbons was previously executive vice president of sales and marketing at the company.
Ross Levinsohn is bouncing around again. He’s leaving his position as chief executive officer at Guggenheim Digital Media, according to Re/code, and there’s no word yet on what he plans to do next. Levinsohn is a former interim chief executive at Yahoo and president at Fox Interactive Group.
CBS has revealed its on-air pairings for the 2014 NFL season, once again headlined by the lead team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, along with sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. That trio will cover the network’s Thursday night games this season, as well as most of its top Sunday games. The network’s No. 2 team will be Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, with other pairings including Greg Gumbel and Trent Green, Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon, Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots, and the three-man team of Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein.
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- Bruce Kiernan and Zsuzsa Szemere rise at MEC
- Erin Mechanic becomes development producer at Spike TV
- Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner rise at Animal Planet
- Jarrod Dicker becomes director of ad product at The Washington Post
- Cristian Farias becomes Supreme Court reporter at The Huffington Post
- Tim Starks becomes cyber security reporter at Politico
- Sam Kass becomes senior food analyst at NBC News
- Five ‘Daily Show’ executive producers staying with the show
- Troian Bellisario returning to USA's 'Suits'
- Tig Notaro starring in Amazon sitcom
- Dora Madison becomes a series regular on NBC's 'Chicago Fire'
- Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige join NBC's 'The Wiz'
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