August 17, 2014
Fox Television Group has made two moves, including naming David Madden president of entertainment, the post formerly held by Kevin Reilly. The network has also named Joe Earley chief operating officer for Fox TV Group. Madden had been in charge of Fox Television Studios, while Earley was COO for Fox Broadcasting Co.
Telemundo has added Mario Quintero to its reality music competition “Yo Soy el Artista,” where he will serve as a judge alongside Olga Tañon and Luis Fonsi. Quintero is lead singer of the Mexican group Los Tucanes de Tijuana.
Publicis has named Jason Lucas executive vice president and executive creative director in its Seattle office, effective immediately. Lucas was previously creative director at VML/Y&R.
The New York Times has promoted Alex MacCallum, naming her assistant managing editor for audience development. MacCallum has been director of product management.
Gannett has named Thomas Claybaugh president and publisher at Gannett Central New York Media, putting him in charge of the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, the Star-Gazette in Elmira and The Ithaca Journal. Claybaugh was previously general manager at Delmarva Media Group.
The Kansas City Star has promoted Steve Paul to editorial page editor, taking over for the retired Miriam Pepper. Paul has been with the newspaper since 1975, most recently as an editorial writer.
Bill Strickland is again editor in chief at Bicycling magazine. Rodale has named him to the position, which he also previously held from 1999 to 2003. Strickland was most recently an editor at large at the title.
Actress Miranda Otto has joined the cast of HBO’s upcoming “Westworld,” based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie. Otto joins Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Ed Harris in the cast.
Jyoti Amge, who is known as the world’s smallest woman, has joined the cast of FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which premieres in October. The 20-year-old Amge is just over two feet tall.
Jim Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David have all joined the cast of HBO’s upcoming miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” based on the book by Lisa Belkin. The six-hour project follows a young mayor who tries to install low-income housing units in certain neighborhoods in his town.
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Facebook: ‘Thrones’ was the year’s top show
Final tally: 190 new magazines launched in 2014
No duPont Awards for broadcast networks
Sony: We’ll be releasing ‘The Interview.’ Really.
The year that was: 2014 by the numbers
An up and down year for broadcast
The buzziest new cable shows of 2015
Our OOH outlook: More connectivity
Our newspaper outlook: Not good
Our magazine outlook: More upheaval
The ad outlook for 2015: Pretty decent
- Helen Prokos becomes group creative director at Publicis Hawkeye
- James Florez becomes Dallas GM at Allison+Partners
- Robyn Hurd, Michael Oesterlin and Lorenzo Bertolotti join A+E
- Nate Lanxon becomes senior editor at Bloomberg Media
- Marian Bull becomes associate digital editor at Saveur
- Byron Pitts becomes co-anchor at ABC's 'Nightline'
- Annie Wersching joins CW's 'The Vampire Diaries'
- Daniel Wu joins the cast of AMC's 'Badlands'
- Ashley Tisdale guesting on ABC Family's 'Young & Hungry'
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