September 20, 2012
Newsweek/Daily Beast has named Baba Shetty chief executive officer, beginning in October. Shetty will join from the ad agency Hill Holliday, where he is chief of strategy and media. He replaces Stephen Colvin, who is taking a position at Lerer Ventures.
Atlantic Media Co. has promoted Jay Lauf to senior vice president and group publisher, as well as publisher of its new business news brand Quartz. Lauf will also remain publisher of The Atlantic, The Atlantic Wire and The Atlantic Cities.
Lori Erdos has joined Smithsonian Media as business development director for digital, in charge of the company's digital strategy. Erdos was previously vice president of advertising sales at USA Today.
Remedy Health Media has named Peter Eldredge senior vice president of publishing, effective immediately. The company also recently made four new hires: Gary Norman as senior vice president of enterprise markets and retail; Paul McKenna as senior director of strategic solutions; Carol Reardon as vice president of consumer markets; and Carol Taber as senior vice president of the publishing division. Finally, Remedy Health also recently promoted Guy Garizio, naming him publisher of Healthy Living and Diabetes Focus.
Forbes has released its annual Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, with Microsoft's Bill Gates and his reported $66 billion coming out on top. Other people from media making the list include Michael Bloomberg (No. 10, $25 billion), News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (tied for No. 36, $9.4 billion), Viacom's Sumner Redstone (No. 91, $4.1 billion) and OWN's Oprah Winfrey (No. 151, $2.7 billion).
Linda Yaccarino, who already headed up cable and digital sales for NBCUniversal, is adding the company's broadcast sales to her portfolio as well. She has risen to president of ad sales for NBCU, after joining the company from Turner Networks last year.
Telemundo Media has named Tom Arnost executive vice president and chief revenue officer for its Telemundo Station Group, a new position at the network. Arnost is a former co-president at Univision Television Group, and most recently he has managed a private investment portfolio focused on media.
Cable distribution and development company CABLEready has named Maurizio Tavares vice president and global sales manager, reporting to chief executive Gary Lico. Tavares had been director of sales, acquisitions and new content development at Rede TV Network in Brazil.
Veria Living has promoted Elizabeth Browde, naming her senior vice president and head of programming. Browde's previous title was vice president and head of programming.
Central European Media Enterprises has made two position changes, including naming Constantin Mocanu senior vice president and head of its Voyo network. Mocanu had been general director of the company's PRO TV network, and Anca Budinschi will replace him in that role.
Former "Happy Days" and "Charles in Charge" actor Scott Baio is set to star in Nick at Nite's "See Dad Run," which premieres on Sunday, Oct. 14. Alanna Ubach and Mark Curry will also appear in the series.
Sean Finnegan has been named chief strategy officer at Akoo, a digital music and entertainment network. Finnegan joins from The C4 Group, a consulting firm he founded.
Digital publisher Livingly Media has made three additions, naming Georgia Rappleye account director, Erin Doyle account executive and Chase Dashiell account manager. Rappleye joins from Style.com, Doyle from SheKnows.com and Dashiell from MEC Global.
Joe Bel Bruno has been promoted to deputy business editor at The Los Angeles Times, moving from his previous position as markets and finance editor. He also is a former U.S. stock market news editor at Dow Jones Newswires.
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