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At the 2017 Hall of Fame Breakfast of the Emma Bowen Foundation, retired Fox President of Station Operations Dennis Swanson (l) was inducted into foundation’s Hall of Fame.
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Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group, has been unanimously elected as NAB joint board chair by the NAB Joint Board of Directors. Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television, was elected as NAB Television Board Chairman. Randy D. Gravley, president-CEO, Tri State Communications, was elected Radio Board chair by the NAB Radio Board.
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Mike Mischler, who began his career producing promos for KSL-TV Salt Lake City then rose to marketing management positions at CBS-TV and CBS Television Distribution, received Promax BDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday.
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NBC-owned WVIT Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), named Mandy Anderson vice president of sales. Anderson will be responsible for developing and implementing all local, national and sales strategies for the NBC-owned station in West Hartford, Connecticut.
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CBS has promoted Margot Wain to SVP Daytime Programs, and Ray Paolantonio and Laurie Seidman have been upped to VP Daytime Programs.
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Fox Television Group has a new chief marketing officer -- network veteran Shannon Ryan. In addition, former ABC marketing executive Darren Schillace has been named EVP, marketing for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
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Noriko Kelley has been promoted to executive VP of program planning & scheduling at CBS Entertainment. She succeeds and will report to Kelly Kahl, who was recently named president of entertainment.
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Fox Networks Group said it promoted Ed Davis to the role of chief product officer for advertising sales, a new position that will have him overseeing new products and services being developed for advertisers.
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NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises today named Laura Lee executive vice president, content, strategy and operations.
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Tribune Broadcasting President Larry Wert has been named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. Additionally, Tribune’s WGN-AM was named Chicago Market Station of the Year, the station’s tenth consecutive year of honor by the IBA.
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Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WDAF Kansas City (DMA 33) has appointed Dana McDaniel news director, reporting to VP-GM Tracy Brogden Miller.
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Jason Mullenix has been named director of sales at WLBT, Raycom Media's NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss. (DMA 95).
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Former RTDNA Chair Marci Burdick will be inducted into the Missouri Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
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Nexstar Media Group today appointed Julie Brinks vice president and general manager of WOOD-TV (NBC), WOTV-TV (ABC) and WXSP-TV (MNT) and their associated digital services, serving Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (DMA 44).
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Tremor Video has hired Mark Zagorski, the former CEO of data management platform and exchange eXelate and current EVP of the Nielsen Marketing Cloud, as CEO.
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CBS has named Amy Reisenbach executive vice president, current programs. Reisenbach will oversee all current series for CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.
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The network promotes Rick Jefferson from director of production at CBS News to oversee the division’s technical personnel and facilities worldwide, including hard news, primetime and public affairs.
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Tegna Inc. completed the previously announced spin-off of Cars.com, creating two publicly traded companies. Upon the completion of the spin-off, Dave Lougee, president of Tegna Media, was named president and CEO and joined Tegna’s board.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai confirmed that will Michelle M. Carey serve as chief of the Media Bureau, continuing the work she has been doing as acting chief.
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With Glenn Geller stepping down as CBS entertainment president, Kelly Kahl, senior executive VP of CBS primetime, moves into the entertainment president position. Thom Sherman, executive VP at The CW, has been named CBS senior executive VP of programming
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