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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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Hunter Nickell was named chief executive officer of Raycom Sports. The longtime sports media executive has worked at Sports South, Fox Sports, Speed, IMG College and Mulberry Street Media Co.
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The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association has announced the inductees for its Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
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John R. Soapes today was named president and general manager of WESH and WKCF, the Hearst Television NBC and CW affiliates, respectively in Orlando-Daytona-Melbourne, Fla.
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Les Eisner has joined Fox Broadcasting Co. as SVP Corporate Communications, returning to the Fox fold a decade after he did a stint on the syndication side
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In his new role, Kalouria will oversee consumer product licensing for Sony Pictures TV series and brands, including NBC’s “The Blacklist,” Starz’s “Outlander,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” ABC’s “Shark Tank” and AMC’s upcoming “Preacher.” He’s been with the studio since 2010 and reports to TV chairman Steve Mosko.
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Kurt Davis has been named executive vice president, affiliate relations for the CBS Television Network, it was announced by Leslie Moonves, chairman-CEO of CBS Corp., to whom he will report. He succeeds Elizabeth Tumulty, who has led the CBS affiliate relations group since December 2013.
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Joel Davis is the new vice president and general manager of Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego (DMA 28), effective immediately. He succeeds Jeff Block.
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Scott Moody was named chief operating officer of Bonten Media Group, while continuing in his previous role as the company’s chief financial officer.
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RaMona C. Alexander was named general manager and general sales manager of WDBD, the Fox affiliate owned by American Spirit Media in Jackson, Miss. (DMA 95)
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