July 21, 2014
SiriusXM has signed Randi Zuckerberg–the sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a former employee of the social networking site–to host a weekly hour-long radio show on its business radio station. The new show will focus on lifestyle and technology.
InterMedia Advertising has promoted Grant Rosenquist to senior vice president of media insight and planning director, a newly created position. Rosenquist had been vice president of analytics and insight.
TLC has named Tom King vice president of creative and marketing, based in the network’s office in Silver Spring, Maryland. King joins from Science Channel, where he was senior creative director.
CBS Corp. and Lionsgate have named Debra Wichser chief financial officer at the cable network TVGN, reporting to network president of business operations David Wisnia. Wichser was most recently vice president of corporate development at CBS Corp.
Actress Bernadette Peters has landed a guest-starring role on Bravo’s upcoming scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” playing the mother of Janeane Garofalo’s character. Peters most recently appeared on NBC’s “Smash.”
Marie Claire magazine has brought in Janet Mock as a contributing editor, working with both the print and online editions. Mock is a former staff editor at People.com, and she also wrote the book “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.”
Actress Susan Sarandon will guest edit an issue of Time Out New York magazine, working on the Aug. 13 edition. Sarandon and the title’s editorial team will pick a theme for the issue later this week.
Marcus Samuelsson has joined Travel + Leisure magazine as a food and culture contributor, effective immediately. Samuelsson is an award-winning chef who won episodes of the TV shows “Top Chef Masters” and “Chopped All Stars.”
GQ has brought in Bobby Graham, naming him advertising director for international fashion. Graham was previously advertising director at InStyle, and he’s also previously worked at Glamour, Details, Wired and Lucky.
The Huffington Post has named Katie Nelson national editor, beginning on Aug. 6. Nelson is a former deputy managing editor for digital at The New York Daily News.
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