July 1, 2014
Jennifer Love Hewitt is returning to CBS. Hewitt has joined the cast of the network’s drama “Criminal Minds” as a series regular, playing a veteran undercover FBI agent who joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit. The actress previously starred on the network’s “Ghost Whisperer.”
Travel Channel personality Adam Richman has apologized for lashing out at commenters on Instagram. The outburst led the network to delay the launch of his new show, “Man Finds Food,” which was supposed to premiere on July 2. Richman posted a photo on Instagram touting his recent weight loss, and he included the caption, “Had ordered this suit from a Saville Row tailor over a year ago. Think I’m gonna need to take it in a little… #thinspiration.” Richman was criticized by some on the photo sharing site because the “#thinspiration” hashtag is apparently popular among those promoting anorexia and bulimia. The host responded to some of the rude comments he received, telling one user to “Grab a razor blade & draw a bath. I doubt anyone will miss you.” Richman later released an apology to ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Darren Campo has been named senior vice president of program strategy at Food Network and Cooking Channel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Campo was previously senior vice president of programming, production and development at truTV.
Fox News Channel has promoted Sam Moser to vice president of national sales and marketing, based in the network’s New York office. Moser has been with the network since 2005, and before that he was at GSN.
BBH New York has promoted Kate Morrison to head of content production, up from executive producer. Morrison joined the agency earlier this year and has previously held positions at twofifteenmccann, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners and 180.
Peter Kim has been named chief digital officer at Cheil Worldwide, a newly created position at the agency. Kim was previously chief solutions architect at Dachis Group.
New York agency Barker has brought in Chelsey Waldman, naming her an account supervisor. Waldman was most recently digital account manager at JWT.
Twitter has named Anthony Noto chief financial officer, taking over for Mike Gupta, who becomes senior vice president of strategic investments. Noto joins from Goldman Sachs, where he was managing director in the technology, media and telecom investment banking group.
BrightRoll, which runs a programmatic video advertising platform, has made two hires, naming Bruce Falck chief operating officer and Guy Yalif vice president of global marketing. Falck joins from Google, Yalif from Twitter.
Mark D’Andrea has been named vice president of new business initiatives at [x+1], a programmatic marketing company. D’Andrea was previously senior vice president of marketing and business development at Engage121.
Karl Bunch has been named chief technology officer at iSocket, which provides automated ad buying and selling services. Bunch had been vice president of product management at AppNexus.
Fast Company is bringing in Harry McCracken as its new technology editor, effective July 21. McCracken was most recently an editor at large at Time.
A fairly good start for CBS’s new Thursday shows
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- The word: Bob Bakish may become interim Viacom CEO
- María Celeste Arrarás extends contract at Telemundo
- Danielle Levitt joins Tool’s live action roster
- Zecca Lehn joins IRIS TV as a data scientist
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- Jim Gaffigan joins ‘Fargo’ for third season
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