September 10, 2012
Gui Borchert has been named creative director at 72andSunny, effective immediately. Borchert was previously at Fallon in London, and before that he was at Syrup NYC.
Foster Kamer has joined Complex magazine, becoming a senior editor. Kamer was most recently at The New York Observer, and he's also worked at Esquire, The Village Voice and Gawker.
John Stacks, a former reporter and editor at Time magazine, died last week of prostate cancer at age 70. Stacks was also author of the biography "Scotty: James B. Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism."
Starz Entertainment has promoted Eric Neal, naming him vice president of program inventory and planning. Neal joined the network in 2003 in its strategic planning and finance.
Nicole Lapin has been named anchor at Bloomberg TV, covering topics related to technology. Lapin most recently ran her own production company, and before that she was at CNBC.
Stacey Simmons has been named director of marketing at RLTV, based in the cable network's New York office. Simmons had been director of affiliate marketing at TV One.
Khloe Kardashian, one of the famous-for-being-famous siblings on E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," is reportedly the top choice to replace Steve Jones as host of season two of Fox's "The X Factor." TMZ reports that she has auditioned for the role and might join the Simon Cowell-produced show when it debuts later this week.
Univision has named Christopher Furst executive vice president and chief information officer, reporting to executive vice president of technology, operations and engineering John Eck. Furst was previously executive vice president and chief information officer at NBCUniversal.
Stephen Brown has been promoted to executive vice president of programming and development at Twentieth Television, up from his previous position senior vice president. Brown helped develop two new shows for fall, "The Ricki Lake Show" and "Dish Nation."
Fox Sports Media Group has named David Neal executive producer, in charge of its upcoming FIFA World Cup coverage. Neal joins from Univision, where he was senior vice president of production for sports.
"The Voice" coach Cee Lo Green has signed a new first-look deal at NBC, under which he will develop and produce shows through his company Emerald Productions. NBC is also working on a comedy based loosely on Green's life.
NBC is developing a new legal drama from writer Ben Ripley and executive producers Deb Spera and Maria Grasso, to be executive produced by and star Angela Bassett. The actress will play a lawyer who continues to practice law while dealing with a permanent health issue.
Actor Mike Colter is returning to the CBS drama "The Goof Wife," reprising his role as the drug lord Lemond Bishop. Colter most recently appeared on CW's "Ringer."
NBC is reportedly close to adding two cast members to "Saturday Night Live" for the coming season, Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson. Both comedians have previously worked with the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago.
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- Marianne Gambelli becomes chief investment officer at Horizon Media
- Andy Grant becomes associate creative director at CP + B
- Shashi Seth becomes president at Tribune Digital Ventures
- Julie Piepenkotter rises to EVP of research at FX
- Cherie Cohen becomes SVP of cable ad sales at NBCUniversal
- Andrew Leisner rises to motorcycle group publisher at Bonnier
- Dominic Laval becomes director of business development at Capablue
- Paul Barford becomes chief scientist at Broadcast Interactive Media
- Mia Maestro joins FX drama pilot 'The Strain'
- Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas hosting NBC's 'Miss USA'
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