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Crawford Johnson & Northcott Loses Crawford

Media-research firm Crawford Johnson & Northcott is without its Crawford, as founding partner Bob Crawford left the firm.

Crawford was described as the research brains of the operation. He did not specify what the next stage of his career will hold.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, CJ&N announced the hiring of Mary Beth Marks as vice president of Research. A 30-plus-year industry veteran, Marks has worked for Kelly Broadcasting, Frank N. Magid Associates and KCRA Sacramento, Calif., among other media outlets.

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, CJ&N will leave the company name intact.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.