September 29, 2013
Actor Damon Wayans Jr. has signed on to executive produce Fox’s comedy pilot “Man/Child,” which he may also star in. Wayans has previous experience at Fox, appearing in the pilot of “New Girl” before returning to the now-cancelled ABC show “Happy Endings.”
ABC has named Lisa Berger executive vice president of alternative series, specials and late-night, effective immediately. Berger was most recently president at E!, and she’s also previously worked at Fox and MTV Networks.
Lauren Zalaznick, executive vice president at NBCUniversal, is leaving the company by the end of this year, with her responsibilities to be taken over by former Univision president Cesar Conde and NBCU international chair Jeff Shell. Zalaznick will stay on as an advisor during a transitional period.
LIN Media has promoted Jay Howell to executive vice president of television, taking over for Scott Blumenthal when he retires on Jan. 1. Howell is currently vice president of regional television.
Linda Bell Blue, executive producer of the syndicated newsmagazine “Entertainment Tonight” since 1995, is leaving the show in September 2014. D.J. Petroro will take over for Bell Blue when she leaves.
Similar job, new agency–Chris Shumaker has joined the New York office of ad agency Draftfcb, becoming chief marketing officer. Shumaker was most recently chief marketing officer at Publicis Worldwide.
Out-of-home agency C2C Outdoor has promoted Jessica Mallen, putting her in charge of its new office in Santa Monica, Calif. Mallen had been a senior account director based in New York.
Alex Koppelman has joined The Guardian as U.S. news editor, based in New York beginning on Oct. 14. Koppelman was previously politics editor at The New Yorker.
The Financial Times has named Stacy-Marie Ishmael vice president of communities, a newly created position. Ishmael joins from the technology company Percolate Industries, where she was product manager.
Hearst Magazines has named Alex Gonzalez executive artistic director for Town&Country, reporting to editor in chief Jay Fielden. Gonzalez will also remain artistic director for Marie Claire.
Facebook has brought in Ashlie Beringer, naming her deputy general counsel. Beringer was previously an attorney and partner at the firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
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Martin Bashir parts ways with MSNBC
Facebook: We want quality over quantity
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- Deirdre Finnegan becomes publisher at EatingWell magazine
- Sam Rosen becomes VP of marketing at The Atlantic
- Eric Schurenberg rises to president at Inc. Magazine
- Nicoletta Santoro becomes creative director at Town&Country
- Claudia Foghini rises to SVP of production strategy at Telemundo
- Leslie Scott rises to digital program director at Entercom
- Todd Porch becomes VP and GM at Comcast Wholesale AdDelivery
- Todd Taplin becomes EVP of global sales at Celtra
- Four join branding firm The Sound Research
- Rick Allen becomes lead race announcer at NBC Sports
- 'Early Start' anchor Zoraida Sambolin exiting CNN
- Ana Jurka becomes on-air personality at Deportes Telemundo
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