July 31, 2014
Sara Just has been named executive producer of “PBS NewsHour,” as well as senior vice president at the Washington, D.C., public TV station WETA. Just previously spent more than 25 years at ABC News, most recently as deputy Washington bureau chief.
Fox Sports has added former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn to its roster, naming him a college football and NFL studio and game analyst. Quinn will work with Tim Brando for college games and Dick Stockton for NFL games.
Actress Krysten Ritter will make a guest appearance on the season premiere of NBC’s “The Blacklist,” playing an analyst at a data security firm. Ritter most recently starred on “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.”
Ad agency INNOCEAN USA has named Carol Lombard vice president and director of integrated production, effective immediately. Lombard was most recently in charge of broadcast, content, integrated production and business affairs at David&Goliath.
Hearst Newspapers has named Renee Peterson vice president of human resources, reporting to president Mark Aldam. Peterson previously held a similar position at The San Francisco Chronicle.
BBC America has promoted Melissa Drucker to senior vice president of television sales, based in the network’s New York office. Drucker joined BBC Worldwide North America in 2007 as part of its U.S. integrated TV and digital ad sales team.
Outdoor Channel has named Tim Boell vice president of distribution and affiliate marketing, reporting to executive vice president Steve Smith. Boell was most recently senior vice president of distribution at Asia TV USA.
Julie Meisner Eagle has been named vice president of production and development at Discovery Fit & Health, which will be renamed Discovery Life Channel on Jan. 15. Meisner has previously produced a number of specials and series for Discovery Channel, TLC, Travel Channel and MSNBC.
Digital media technology company RealNetworks has promoted Rob Glaser to chief executive officer, after serving two years as interim CEO. Glaser founded the company in 1994.
Online news publication The Daily Dot has made two additions, naming Josh Rubin executive producer and managing director of video and Allen Weiner editor at large. Rubin joins from CNN, Weiner from Gartner.
Ilja Goossens has been named vice president of business development at LoopMe, which runs a mobile platform for full-screen advertising. Goossens joins from Chartboost, where he was director of Europe.
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