AccuWeather Names Sarah Katt as VP

AccuWeather Network said it has appointed Sarah Katt as vice president of product development and operations for the network, reporting directly to John Dokes, general manager and chief marketing officer.

Most recently, Katt worked with Verizon Communications in a multi-platform video distribution strategy role. She was instrumental in the successful launch of FiOS1 Networks and managed the project as it continued to grow and develop, AccuWeather said.

FiOS -- which in March 2015 dropped The Weather Channel and installed AccuWeather Network in TWC's former slots -- is thus far the only announced multichannel-TV affiliate for the network, which also makes programming available via apps.

Katt earlier served in multi-platform video leadership roles with CBS News, the network said.