September 11, 2012
Matt McKay has been named senior vice president and group creative director at Deutsch, working on the Microsoft account in the agency's New York office. McKay had been creative director at JWT.
Mullen has named Peter Rosch group creative director, effective immediately. Rosch was most recently at BBH in New York, and before that he worked as a freelancer for a number of agencies.
Sundance Channel has named Claudia Gorelick senior vice president of digital media and business strategy, based in the network's New York office. Gorelick had been vice president of strategy and operations at Logo.
Lifestyle cable network Veria Living has named Michael Snyder chief marketing officer, in charge of the company's new partnership marketing group. Snyder has previously held positions at Rainbow Programming and Discovery Networks.
Terrence Jenkins is set to join "E! News" as a co-anchor, working alongside Guiliana Rancic beginning on Nov. 12. Jenkins was previously co-host of BET's "106 & Park."
Longtime sportscaster Chris Berman has signed a new longterm deal at ESPN, which he joined 33 years ago when the network was just a month old. Under the new deal Berman will continue his duties covering the NFL, the MLB Home Run Derby and the U.S. Open golf tournament.
Following months of turmoil at The Oxford American, which saw founding editor Marc Smirnoff dismissed in July following accusations of sexual harassment, the magazine has a new editor, just the second in its history. Roger D. Hodge is taking over the job. Hodge has spent most of his career at Harper’s, rising to editor in 2006.
Seventeen magazine has made a trio of moves, including naming former Cosmopolitan features editor Bethany Heitman executive editor. The magazine has also brought in Betsy Fast as site director and promoted Kaitlin Menza to lifestyle editor. Fast had been editor at DoSomething.org, while Menza was previously associate lifestyle editor.
Katie Becker has joined W magazine, becoming the title's new beauty editor. Becker joins from Prevention magazine, where she was also beauty editor.
NBC has officially made three additions to "Saturday Night Live" for the upcoming season, adding Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong to the cast. All three have previously worked with the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago. Bryant and Robinson’s additions were rumored yesterday.
Ben Burns, a former editor at the Detroit News and director of journalism at Wayne State University, died last week of acute myeloid leukemia at age 72. Burns worked in journalism for more than 30 years, as well as about 20 years in education.
Rob Kim has been named a manager and producer at Untitled Entertainment, according to Deadline, where he will help set up a new TV production arm. Kim most recently worked at United Talent Agency.
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- Ben Widdicombe becomes contributing editor at The New York Observer
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- Jason Shafton becomes VP of brand marketing at Comedy Central
- Clifford S. Harris rises to SVP of law and programming at Cablevision
- Steve Sinicropi becomes VP and market manager at Entercom
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