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Raycom Sports today named Bill Lancaster VP of sales. He joins Raycom from WTLV-WJXX Jacksonville, Fla., where he was VP-station manager and director of sales since 2014.
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Lester Holt accepted the 2016 NABJ Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at an NBC event.
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TEGNA’s Sacramento ABC affiliate KXTV has hired Sam Cohen as news director. Cohen has been named Director of Content overseeing both TV and Digital.
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Julie McNamara has been named EVP, original content for CBS All Access.
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NBC has appointed a new President, Business Operations and Late Night Programming, with the network promoting George Cheeks to the position.
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Dennis Swanson, widely considered one of broadcasting's most adept masterminds, retired last week from his most recent role as Fox Television Stations president of station operations.
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CBS Interactive has named Susan Lundgren senior vice president, communications, reporting to CBS Interactive CEO and chief digital officer Jim Lanzone and senior executive vice president and chief communications officer Gil Schwartz.
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Fox Networks Group’s longtime CFO Del Mayberry will retire after more than three decades with the company. Ravi Ahuja, who currently serves as FNG’s executive vice president, Business Operations and Development, has been named Mayberry’s successor.
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Tegna-owned affiliates in Seattle, Austin, Texas and Portland, Maine have new people keeping things running as president and general manager. Jim Rose will be taking over at KING Seattle, the NBC affiliate, in Seattle, Kristie Gonzales at ABC affiliate KVUE in Austin, and Brian Cliffe at NBC affiliate WSCH in Portland, Maine.
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A pair of key NBC executives have extended their contracts and expanded their roles. Paul Telegdy, executive VP, alternative programming at NBC and Universal Television, has been named president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment. Meredith Ahr, executive VP, alternative programming, has been named president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, a new initiative that will supply shows to NBC and other networks.
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Tribune Broadcasting appointed Greg Easterly senior vice president of group operations.
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WGN America and Tribune Studios announced the appointment of a new executive vice president of original programming, promoting Jon Wax to the position.
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John Ware has been named vice president and general manager of KPLC, Raycom Media’s NBC affiliate in Lake Charles, La. (DMA 174)
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Cordillera Communications has appointed Steve Chase as VP, director of sales. He will be based in St. Paul, Minn., at Cordillera’s headquarters.
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Julie Moravchik has been named news director at WGBA, NBC26 in Green Bay, WI.
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KPLC Vice President and General Manager Jim Serra will retire next month after 34 years of leadership at the station.
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Media General’s NBC affiliate KWQC Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, Ill. (DMA 101), promoted TV and digital sales veteran Tim Stinson from advertising executive to local sales manager.
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Morley Safer, the veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans' view of the war, died, according to Kevin Tedesco, a CBS News publicist.
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Josh Young today was named vice president and general manager of Raycom Media’s NBC affiliate KWES Midland-Odessa, Texas (DMA 145).
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Entravision Communications promoted Don Daboub to EVP of integrated marketing solutions, Mountain Region. Daboub previously was SVP of integrated marketing solutions, Colorado.
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