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NBC U Names Southwest Syndication Executive

Dirk Johnston, most recently a sales executive with CapCities Group, joined NBC Universal Domestic Television Sales as vice president, Southwest sales, based in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Johnston knows the territory well. His resume also includes Southwestern region sales for Sony Pictures Television and Columbia TriStar Domestic Television Distribution, as well as VP and general manager of KTEN-TV in Ada, Okla.

Johnston will be selling off-network and first-run syndicated series including the upcoming Deal or No Deal, which launches in syndication in fall 2008, as well as Access Hollywood, Jerry Springer, Maury, The Office, House and Law & Order.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.