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People making moves in industry leadership and those we salute.

Nexstar Broadcasting today promoted Marci Daniels to vice president and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Lansing, Mich. (DMA 112), overseeing WLNS (CBS) and WLNS.com.
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The newly appointed board members of the 4A’s include four directors at large: Devika Bulchandani, president, McCann North America; Chris Foster, president, North America, BCW; Jason Gaikowski, executive director, customer experience global lead, human centered design, VMLY&R, and Sarah Watson, Global Chief Strategy Officer and chairman, BBH New York.
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Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s The NFL Today and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70.
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Hearst Television said it named Ariel Roblin as president and general manager of its stations in Sacramento, KCRA-TV and KQCA-TV.
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The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets.
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Jack B. Allen, 89, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a longtime sales and management executive at broadcast TV stations, died on Sunday, May 3, according to his family and a published obituary, which did not report a cause of death.
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Charlie Pavlounis, who as chief financial officer and head of business development helped spur new lines of business at CBS News including a series of podcasts, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, CBS News President Susan Zirinsky told staffers.
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Nexstar Broadcasting’s three-month nationwide campaign honoring the outstanding contributions that women have made to local communities has culminated in the selection of a Woman of the Year. Archana Liggins from Chicago was announced as the winner live during The Mel Robbins Show.
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Gray Television today announced that Jama Killingsworth, Kerri Blanco, Tim Walker and Jacque Harms will lead Gray’s stations in the Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs; Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Meridian, Miss.
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Cox Media Group has announced that President/CEO Kim Guthrie has “decided to move on from the organization after a 22-plus year career with the company.”
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The National Association of Broadcasters announced that Dennis Wharton, executive vice president of communications, is retiring July 1.
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New NBC CEO Jeff Shell is making major structural shifts with key senior-level management changes -- with a focus on streaming and TV news platforms.
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Former longtime CBS chief communications executive, novelist and humorist Gil Schwartz passed away Saturday morning at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. at the age of 68.
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Nexstar Broadcasting promoted Amy Doane to VP and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Greenville, N.C.
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The E.W. Scripps Co. today appointed veteran media and technology executive Pat Browning to the role of chief information officer.
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Ad technology company Hudson MX hired Anya Paul as executive VP, managing director-agencies partnerships, a new position.
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Quincy Media’s ABC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 110), sports anchor Dean Pantazi will assume a new role this summer as he marks 50 years in broadcasting and 46 years at the station.
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Nexstar Broadcasting announced today promoted John Lewis to vice president and general manager of its CBS affiliate WNCN Raleigh, N.C., CBS17.com and related social media channels.
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Jillian O’Brien, a former assistant news director at KSBW, Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 124), has returned to the station as news director.
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The station group moves him from GM of its Flint, Mich., properties to oversee its ABC-Univision duopoly in Washington state.
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