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Johnston tapped for Starting Over

Jim Johnston has been named day-to-day producer on NBC Enterprises' new
syndicated reality show, Starting Over.

The show has been cleared in more than 84 percent of the country for the
2003-04 season, NBC said, and it has been sold in 47 of the top 50 markets.

Starting Over is from Bunim/Murray Productions, which also produces MTV: Music Television's
The Real World and Road Rules.

Johnston has worked with Bunim/Murray before, having served as producer for
The Real World - Boston and the original story editor on Road
Rules
.

He went on to be special projects producer at WKYC-TV Cleveland, director of
NBC Electronic Press and Publicity in Burbank, Calif., and supervising producer
of two NBC daytime shows, One on One with John Tesh and
Real Life.

Most recently, he has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for outstanding
children's series and special as senior producer of PBS' Zoom.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.