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Fates & Fortunes


At Viacom: Carl D. Folta, senior VP, corporate relations, New York, promoted to executive VP; Carol A. Melton, senior VP, government relations, Washington, promoted to executive VP; William Roskin, senior VP, human resources and administration, New York, promoted to executive VP; Martin M. Shea, senior VP, investor relations, New York, promoted to executive VP.

At Scripps Networks, Knoxville, Tenn.: John W. Baird, senior VP promoted to executive VP; Bob Bradley, senior VP, affiliate sales, ABC Cable Networks, Los Angeles, named senior VP, affiliate sales; Doug Hurst, VP, affiliate marketing, promoted to senior VP; Pam Treacy, VP, affiliate sales, eastern division, promoted to senior VP, national accounts; Ruth M. Tatom, VP, affiliate sales, western division, promoted to senior VP; Andrea Jomides, regional director, affiliate sales, east, promoted to VP.

Steve Tello, senior VP, news, Fox Sports Net, Pittsburgh, named VP/general manager.

At ESPN, Bristol, Conn.: Jodi Markley, VP, operations and international production, ESPN Classic & ESPNEWS, promoted to senior VP; Scott Guglielmino, director, programming and acquisitions, promoted to VP; Dave Brown, director, programming and acquisitions, promoted to VP; Mike Ryan, director, programming and acquisitions, promoted to VP; Burke Magnus, director, programming and acquisitions, promoted to VP/general manager, ESPNU; Crowley Sullivan, director, programming and acquisitions, ESPN Classic, promoted to VP, programming and acquisitions, ESPN Classic and ESPNEWS; Steve Curran, director, programming integration, promoted to VP; Frank Casarella, coordinating director, remote facilities planning, named coordinating director, technology planning; Dan Weinberg, coordinating producer, ESPN Classic, promoted to senior coordinating producer, media packaging, ESPN Original Entertainment; Carol Fraleigh, director, commercial operations, promoted to VP, commercial operations.

At National Geographic Channel, Washington: John Fletcher, director, production services unit, Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, Md., named VP, production services and network operations; Tom Gallagher, director, traffic operations, network and traffic operations, Discovery Latin America, Miami, joins as director, production services and network operations; Dawn Rodney, director, creative, promoted to VP; Andrew Baker, executive writer/producer/editor, creative, named director; David P. Mitchell, analyst, finance, promoted to senior analyst; Patricia Evans, senior financial analyst, Time Life, Alexandria, Va., joins as analyst, finance.

Rachel Lizerbram, VP, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, New York, joins TV Land/Nick at Nite as VP, communications, New York.

Chris McCumber, senior VP, on-air promotion, USA Network, New York, promoted to senior VP, marketing and brand strategy.

Allied Fields

Emily Ashton, senior director, government relations, BMI, New York, appointed executive director, office of the president.

At Viacom Recreation, Charlotte, N.C.: Tim Fisher, executive VP/general manager, Paramount's Carowinds, Charlotte, named executive VP, parks; Howard Smith, senior VP, Nickelodeon Recreation, named senior VP, Nickelodeon/Paramount Recreation.

Craig Taylor, president, OSG Group Inc., Chicago, named VP, sales, Venue Services Group, White Plains, N.Y.

Don Perry, senior VP, Greenberg Consulting, Atlanta, elected to the advisory board, PEAK Entertainment Group, Denver.

Rachel Vallieres, manager, IT, Medicare Payment Advisory Council, Washington, joins Cable in the Classroom, Washington, as assistant director, cable system relations.


Brent Clanton, director, programming, KTSA(AM) Coleman, Texas, named general manager, MoneyRadio Inc., Houston.


Walt Ungerer, director, investor relations, Concurrent, Duluth, Ga., named VP, corporate communications, Vyyo Inc., Palo Alto, Calif.

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