June 12, 2014
Carol Mendelsohn, showrunner on CBS’s long-running drama “CSI,” is leaving the program after 14 years. Mendelsohn also will not renew her overall deal with CBS Television Studios, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Don McGill will take over as showrunner for season 15.
ABC News has brought in Mary Noonan, naming her vice president of talent and development. Noonan previously produced documentaries at CNBC.
CBS has named Pamela Fryman director and executive producer of “The McCarthys,” which will air on the network this fall. Fryman previously held the same role on “How I Met Your Mother.”
Journalist Neida Sandoval has joined Telemundo’s news unit Noticias Telemundo, appearing on morning show “Un Nuevo Dia” beginning June 16. Sandoval will replace Edgardo Del Villar, who will focus on his roles as correspondent and fill-in anchor.
The Hillary Clinton media blitz will continue this weekend, as she sits down for in an interview conducted by Jane Pauley on “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.” Clinton has appeared on a number of shows in recent days promoting her new book, “Hard Choices.”
TBWA has made two promotions, naming Luke Eid global innovation director for TBWA Worldwide and Juuso Myllyrinne global strategy director for TBWA\Digital arts Network. Eid was most recently at TBWA Hong Kong, while Myllyrinne was at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York.
Jana Boone has been named director of business development at Publicis Hawkeye, an integrated and digital agency based in Dallas. Boone had been vice president and general manager of business development at MEplusYOU.
Margaret Loesch, president and chief executive officer at the kid-focused Hub Network, has decided to leave her position when her contract expires at the end of the year. A replacement hasn’t been named, and there’s no word yet on what Loesch plans to do next.
AMC has promoted Melissa Wasserman to senior vice president of client solutions and integrated marketing, reporting to executive vice president of ad sales Scott Collins. Wasserman has been with AMC since 2007.
Actor Rob Lowe will make his final appearance on Showtime’s “Californication” on Sunday, reprising his role as movie star Eddie Nero. The series finale of the comedy airs on June 29.
Modern Luxury has made three hires, naming Tracy Monahan associate publisher for national marketing, Lori Silver executive director of bridal and interiors, and Michelle Thorpe associate publisher of beauty. Monahan joins from The Week, Silver from Condé Nast, and Thorpe from Allure.
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