August 4, 2014
Jane Pauley is returning to morning TV, although only for a week. The former “Today” host will serve as guest host on “CBS This Morning,” filling in for Charles Osgood on Aug. 10 and for Gayle King the rest of the week. Pauley appeared on “Today” from 1976 to 1989. She’s the second former “Today” host to fill in for a morning show on another network in recent years. Katie Couric guest-hosted ABC’s “Good Morning America” in spring 2012, just before “GMA” beat “Today” in the ratings for the first time in more than a decade.
Kathleen Polett and Kevin O’Donnell have been promoted at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, becoming vice presidents of syndication sales. Polett will be based in the company’s Chicago office, while O’Donnell will work out of Atlanta.
Telemundo has named Mirta Ojito director of news standards, based in Miami beginning on Aug. 25. Ojito was previously an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Actor Peter MacNicol has joined the cast of CBS’s spinoff “CSI: Cyber,” playing the supervisor of star Patricia Arquette’s character. MacNicol has most recently had guest appearances on “The Mindy Project” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Hearst Newspapers has named Jeff Bergin vice president of vertical strategy development, reporting to president Mark Aldam. Bergin was previously senior vice president of advertising sales at The San Francisco Chronicle.
Cable channel El Rey Network has made two moves, promoting Chad Blankenship to senior vice president of marketing and communications and hiring Katie Lanegran as vice president of public relations. Blankenship had been vice president of marketing at the network, while Lanegran joins from SundanceTV.
Marie Claire magazine has named Libby Conover international fashion director, effective on Aug. 18. Conover was most recently style and entertainment director at GQ and GQ.com.
Meredith has promoted Jessica Torres at Siempre Mujer magazine, naming her deputy editor. Torres has been with the title since 2006, most recently as beauty and lifestyle editor.
Elsewhere at Meredith, Nina Judar has been named beauty director at More magazine, reporting to editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour. Judar had been beauty and health editor at Town & Country.
People en Español magazine has brought in Zuania Capo, naming her executive editor of its site PeopleEnEspanol.com. Capo was most recently at Siempre Mujer, and before that she was at The Huffington Post.
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