August 27, 2014
ABC has its new “Bachelor.” The network has chosen Chris Soules to star in the upcoming season of its long-running reality dating show “The Bachelor,” which kicks off in January. Soules appeared in Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette,” making it to the final three.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to guest on CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Sept. 3, her first appearance on the show. Actress Kristen Wiig will also appear on the episode.
GroupM Global has promoted Colin Barlow to chief operating officer, up from global chief financial officer. Barlow also previously served as CFO for GroupM EMEA.
TLC has made three promotions in its East Coast production and development team, naming Alon Orstein senior vice president of production and development, Wendy Douglas vice president of production and Marisa Levy vice president of development. All three will report to executive vice president Howard Lee.
Fusion has named Jonathan Stern vice president and head of business development, working to expand the network’s distribution. Stern was most recently director of business affairs and partnerships at Red Bull Media House.
Chris Lencheski has been named head of linear and digital sales at Back9Network, a golf lifestyle network launching on DirecTV on Sept. 29. Lencheski is also chief executive at Phoenicia Sports & Entertainment.
Time Inc. has named Hunter Lewis editor at Cooking Light, taking over for the retiring Scott Mowbray. Lewis, who officially begins Sept. 22, was previously executive editor at Southern Living.
Bauer Media U.S. has created a new digital division called Bauer Xcel Media, naming Christian Baesler president of the unit. Baesler had been Bauer’s vice president of new media.
Active Interest Media has made two moves, including naming Kent Ebersole vice president and general manager for its outdoor group. He had been chief executive at Dirty Girl Mud Run. AIM has also named outdoor group publisher Jeff Tkach group publisher for Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times.
Palm Beach Media Group has promoted Terry Duffy to group publisher, effective immediately. Duffy joined the company in 2005 as production director.
Kei Huang has been named director of analytics and business insights at Keek, a mobile video social network. Huang had been analytics product manager at Yahoo.
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Tell us, what was the big story of 2014?
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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