September 25, 2013
AMC’s “Breaking Bad” ends on Sunday, but it won’t be too long before series star Bryan Cranston is back on TV. Cranston is set to guest on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” later this season, reprising his role as the former boss of Ted, Josh Radnor’s character. Cranston last appeared on the comedy in 2007.
Tribune Broadcasting has promoted Steve Farber, naming him senior vice president of operations. Farber had been acting general manager at the company’s Chicago station WGN, and he’ll continue in that role until a permanent replacement is found.
Univision has made a pair of moves, including hiring Rick Ehrman as executive vice president of corporate business development. Ehrman was previously managing director of business development at Frank N. Magid Associates. Univision has also promoted Jennifer Ball, naming her executive vice president of content distribution marketing partnerships. Ball has been with the company for five years, and before that she was at A&E.
Telemundo has named Aileen Angulo senior vice president of on-air promotions, based in Miami and reporting to executive vice president of programming Jesús Torres Viera. Angulo most recently worked as a creative and production consultant.
Droga5 has named Thiago De Moraes executive creative director, working in the agency’s London office. De Moraes was most recently at AMV BBDO.
London agency AnalogFolk has opened a new office in New York, naming Daniel Bennett director of strategy and Jim Wood creative director. Bennett joins from JWT New York and Wood from AKQA.
Dan Colarusso has been promoted to executive editor at Reuters Digital, taking over for the departed Jim Roberts. Colarusso had been Reuters’ head of global programming.
Hispanic media company Cisneros has named Victor Kong president of its digital arm, Cisneros Interactive. Kong will also continue in his position as chief digital officer, which he has held for two years.
American Public Media has brought in personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich to host “Marketplace Money,” a weekly hour-long radio program. Ulrich is a former host of CNBC’s “On the Money,” and she also frequently appears on ABC’s “The View” and “CBS This Morning.”
Actress Emily Osment has signed on to star in ABC Family’s comedy pilot “Young & Hungry,” about a young blogger who begins working as a personal chef. Osment previously appeared in Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” and she has also guested on “Two and a Half Men.”
E! has added Rumer Willis to the cast of its upcoming scripted pilot “Songbyrd,” paying the sister of a successful songwriter. Willis joins Bethany Joy Lenz in the cast.
Big audience for ‘Bonnie,’ but no record
For a month only, SpongeBob MailPants
Football lifts Fox’s animated lineup
Ad spending in 2014: Still a slow go
The word: Mansueto eyeing Forbes
Friday overnights: NBC continues win streak
For newspapers, the hard task of change
Here they come: The 2014 ad spending forecasts
Saturday overnights: Fox scores with Big Ten
‘GMA’ posts best November ever
ABC cuts order for hot drama ‘Scandal’
‘The Great Christmas Light Fight,’ fun
Real-time buying: Media’s next revolution
- John Pucci rises to chief creative officer at Hawthorne Direct
- Bass Phillips rises to executive creative director at nFusion
- Gayle Allen becomes VP of marketing solutions at ReelzChannel
- Blair Johnson rises to digital EVP at Cygnus Business Media
- Christina Bellantoni becomes editor in chief at Roll Call
- Darcy Antonellis becomes CEO at Vubiquity
- New Yorker editor David Remnick joins NBC's Olympics coverage
- Regina King joins FX's drama 'The Strain'
- Sarah Palin hosting Sportsman Channel's 'Amazing America'
- Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. dies at age 65
This week’s daypart ratings
This week’s cable ratings
This week’s broadcast ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s younger viewer ratings
Programmatic media director in Chicago
Senior media planner position in Calgaray
Senior media planner in Midtown Manhattan
Media operations coordinator job in New York
Media planner opening in Brooklyn