Journal VP Thomas Heads to Magid

Jim Thomas, VP of marketing and programming at Journal Broadcast Group, is shifting to Frank N. Magid Associates, where he’ll be VP of marketing. He starts April 21 and will be based in Minneapolis.

Thomas is the former WTMJ Milwaukee VP of marketing and station manager.

“Jim’s broad mix of visionary thought leadership and operations management will be an invaluable complement to our local media practice,” said Magid in a memo.

Thomas is credited with creating Journal’s The Morning Blend morning show.

Michael Malone

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.