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The NBC-CBS affiliate promotes its news director, Ike Walker to fill the GM slot left vacant upon the death of Jim Wareham.
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Kevin Brockman, Disney-ABC Television Group’s executive vice president of global communications, will leave the company following the close of Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
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TVNewsCheck will present its 2019 Technology Women to Watch Award to Deb Grivois, director of engineering for Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WLWT.
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NATPE presented its 16th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, honoring comedian and media mogul Byron Allen, producer and writer Mara Brock Akil, former Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt and industry icons Rita Moreno, Betty White and Henry Winkler.
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Before accepting NATPE's Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, Greenblatt spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his impact at the network, his memories of Tartikoff and the upcoming live TV musical 'Hair.'
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For the 16th consecutive year, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards will recognize individuals who’ve exhibited extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in careers both in front of and behind the TV cameras.
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TVNewsCheck will present its ninth annual Women in Technology Leadership Award to Tish Graham, vice president of broadcast technology at ABC Owned Television Stations.
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Abby Auerbach, TVB’s EVP and CCO, has played a fundamental and pioneering role in the decades-long effort to streamline the process of buying and selling local TV advertising.
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Lockwood Broadcast Group today appointed Denise Vickers general manager of its Fox affiliate WFXG.
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Mark S. Richer, the long-time president of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, has announced plans to retire later this year.
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The Murdoch family’s new Fox needs Madison Avenue to buy commercials in an abundance of sports broadcasts. Seth Winter will take on the job of selling them.
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Nexstar Media Group said that its board of directors has extended the employment agreement of President and Chief Executive Officer Perry A. Sook.
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Kantar CMAG VP Steve Passwaiter says TV shouldn’t be too alarmed. “When we get done analyzing the results of the 2020 election, good old linear TV is probably still going to very much be in the driver’s seat.”
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American Spirit Media appointed Wayne Freedman group vice president of sales, effective immediately.
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The president of Katz Television Group succeeds Nexstar's Perry Sook as TVB’s chairman through 2020.
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Fox affiliate KEYC appointed Jeffrey Marks as interim station general manager; Marvin Rhodes left to become GM of KTTC Rochester, Minn.
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The Local Media Consortium, a strategic alliance of leading local media companies, elected executive board members Nicole Goksel of Tribune Media, Jeff Moriarty from GateHouse Media and Newsday’s Andrea Rothchild.
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Steve Riley, the director of marketing for Cox’s ABC affiliate, WSB, is retiring after 42 years of marketing local TV news at Cox stations, WSB, WPXI and WSOC.
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Zirinsky, who started work at CBS in the Washington bureau as a 20-year-old in the early 1970s and is currently the executive producer at “48 Hours,” will take over in March.
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Eric J. Dale has resigned as Chief Legal Officer “to pursue an opportunity” outside of the fiscally wounded provider of ratings data to media companies and advertisers and agencies. Replacing him is the former President of the The Weather Channel.
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