June 26, 2014
Syndicated celebrity newsmagazine “Extra” has named Charissa Thompson and Tracey Edmonds co-hosts, replacing the departed Maria Menounos and working alongside Mario Lopez. Thompson and Edmonds were previously special correspondents on the show.
NBCUniversal has named Dina Juliano senior vice president of consumer product strategy, working with the company’s TV Everywhere division. Juliano was previously vice president of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO.
CBS News has named Vladimir Duthiers a correspondent, based in New York beginning in August. Duthiers was most recently an international correspondent at CNN, where he was based in Nigeria.
Ad agency Smith & Milton has brought in Ben Hostler, naming him digital creative director. Hostler was previously founder and creative director at Beef Digital.
Ken Segna has been promoted to vice president of original programming at Starz, up from his previous position as director of original programming. Segna joined the network in 2010 as an executive assistant.
CNN has named Samantha Barry senior director of social news, reporting to vice president and managing editor of CNN Digital Meredith Artley. Barry was previously at the BBC.
Elden Henson has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming superhero drama “Daredevil,” playing the best friend of lead actor Charlie Cox’s character. Henson’s most recent series role was on “Intelligence.”
Lisa Gibbs has joined the Associated Press as business editor, putting her in charge of the organization’s 65 business reporters and editors. Gibbs was previously at Money magazine, and she is also a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald.
Hearst Magazines has promoted Debra Janssen president and chief executive officer at CDS Global, its data management company. Janssen was most recently chief operating officer.
Billboard has named Isabel González Whitaker deputy editor, effective July 14. González Whitaker will join the title from InStyle, where she was most recently features editor.
Christopher S. Dean has been named chief executive officer at Swrve, which runs a mobile marketing automation platform. Dean was previously chief revenue officer at Urban Airship.
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