July 7, 2014
Wenner Media has promoted Michael Provus to publisher at Rolling Stone magazine, taking over for the departed Chris McLoughlin, who held the job for less than a year and left last week to become vice president of sales at Undertone. Provus has been with the title since 2010, most recently as associate publisher. Before that he was at Condé Nast.
MWW has named Lauren Karasek vice president of social media strategy, working in the agency’s New York office. Karasek was previously vice president and interim practice group director at M Booth.
BBDO has brought in Kevin Thomson as a creative director, based in the company’s San Francisco office beginning July 21. Thomson was previously at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va.
Carla Buzasi, founding editor in chief at Huffington Post UK, has left her position to become global chief content officer at WGSN, a fashion trend forecasting firm. As a result Stephen Hull has been promoted from executive editor to editor in chief for HuffPo UK, while Poorna Bell has been promoted to executive editor.
Andre Harrell has been named vice chairman at the music network Revolt TV, where he will focus on business development and strategic partnerships. Harrell has plenty of experience in the music business–he’s a former president of both Motown and Bad Boy Records.
Actor James Callis has joined the cast of El Rey Network’s “The Matador,” about a soccer star who’s also an undercover CIA agent. Callis most recently made a handful of guest appearances on “CSI.”
Talk-radio producer WYD Media Management has launched a new sales arm called WYD Media Ad Sales, naming John Murphy president of the new venture. Murphy joins from Westwood One, where he was executive vice president of talk sales.
Lucas Shaw has been named a TV and music reporter at Bloomberg News, effective Aug. 18. Shaw was previously a film reporter at TheWrap.com, and he’s also written for The Los Angeles Times, Variety and GQ.com.
ABC’s “Good Morning America” has made two moves, promoting Chris Vlasto to executive producer of the show’s 7 a.m. hour and bringing in Rachel Miskowiec as executive producer of the 8 a.m. hour. Vlasto had been an executive broadcast producer, while Miskowiec executive produced the syndicated talk show “Katie.”
CW has added Karl Yune to the cast of “Arrow” in a recurring role, playing a martial arts expert. Yune’s most recent TV role was on the 2008 remake of “Knight Rider.”
Carol Kane and Kyle Massey have joined Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel “Gotham,” according to TVLine. Kane has previously appeared on “Girls” and “Two and a Half Men,” while Massey appeared on “That’s So Raven.”
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