Paula Kaplan has joined AwesomenessTV in Los Angeles as head of talent and live content. The 20-year Nickelodeon veteran had most recently worked as a consultant to digital brands and film companies.


BBC Worldwide North America has tapped Dawn Williamson as senior vice president, advertising sales and Tim Wastney as vice president, advertising sales. Williamson comes from iHeart Media, where she was general sales manager; Wastney was VP, global business intelligence for BBC Advertising in the U.K.


Mark Pesavento was named senior vice president, content, at Fox Sports Digital. He comes from USA Today Sports Media Group, where he was vice president of digital strategy.


Millburn, N.J.-based PR firm GLA Communications has named Joyce Essig account director. She comes from Crestron Electronics, where she was public relations manager.


Dallas-based video and advertising solutions provider Imagine Communications has upped Ramnik Kamo to chief marketing officer. Kamo had been responsible for developing the company’s new media strategies.


Winter Park, Fla.-based Kre8 Media has promoted Eureka Vanterpool to senior vice president, operations, from director of client services.


John Piccone was named chief strategy officer for New York-based advanced advertising firm Simulmedia. He had served as chief revenue officer.


Jeffrey A. Hirsch has joined Starz as president of global marketing and product planning, based in Beverly Hills, Calif. He comes from Time Warner Cable in New York, where he was executive VP and chief marketing officer, residential services.


Turner Broadcasting System has set its creative production teams for TNT and TBS, adding Joey Chavez as senior vice president, original programming at TNT. He comes from NBC, where he was VP, drama development.

Also, Thom Hinkle was promoted to senior vice president, original programming at TBS.

Finally, Robin Pelleck was promoted to vice president, digital content, for TNT & TBS original programming; and Meredith Zamsky was tapped as vice president, production, at TNT.


Donyell Kennedy McCullough has joined TV One’s original programming and production department as senior director of casting and talent relations. She had worked at BET and Telepictures Productions.


Univision News has named Keith Summa as senior vice president, content innovation. He had been VP, news partnerships.