June 17, 2013
PBS has named Hari Sreenivasan host of “NewsHour Weekend,” an upcoming weekend edition of its newscast premiering Sept. 7. Sreenivasan has been with “NewsHour” since 2009, most recently as a correspondent and director of digital partnerships.
ABC has named Scott Foley a series regular on the third season of its drama “Scandal,” after he previously had a recurring role in season two. Foley also appears in the Fox comedy “The Goodwin Games.”
Former “Lost” actor Jorge Garcia is set to guest on the fourth season of CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0,” playing a conspiracy theorist. Garcia most recently had a recurring role on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”
Philadelphia agency The Cline Group has brought in Jade Trombetta, naming her vice president of public relations. Trombetta was most recently an account supervisor at Brian Communications.
Patrick Glorieux and Cecilia Azcarate Isturiz have joined the New York office of the ad agency Johannes Leonardo, Glorieux as a copywriter and Isturiz as an art director. The pair previously worked at the agency Happiness in Brussels.
New York agency Silver + Partners has made two additions, naming Ashley Davis Marshall and Jaclyn Rink Crowley creative directors. Marshall and Crowley previously worked together at BBDO in New York.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has named Nathan Daschle executive vice president of political strategy, based in Washington, D.C. and working with political and issue advertisers. Daschle was previously founder and chief executive at the social network Ruck.us.
Us Weekly has hired Rachel Chang as a senior editor, in charge of the title’s Hot Pics section. Chang was previously editor in chief at J-14 magazine, which is still searching for her replacement.
Ahmed Nassef, vice president and managing director for the Middle East and Africa, has left his position after nearly four years with the company. Nassef exited to launch Telfez, a company that will focus on social TV.
The upcoming cable network Al Jazeera America has named Kim Bondy senior executive producer of “America Tonight,” a nightly hour-long newsmagazine. Bondy was previously vice president of morning programming at CNN. Al Jazeera has also added a trio of correspondents to the new show, Christof Putzel, Lori Jane Gliha and Adam May. Putzel joins from Current TV, Gliha from ABC15 in Phoenix and May from WJZ in Baltimore.
The “Cheers” reunion at TV Land’s upcoming Kirstie Alley comedy “Kirstie” has gotten even larger. George Wendt has signed on to guest on the comedy, joining fellow “Cheers” alums Alley and Rhea Perlman. Wendt will play the ex-husband of Perlman’s character.
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