Lizzie Kerner has been upped to vice president, current programming at CNN, supervising the production of all CNN Original Series and working closely with outside production companies.

Also, Jon Adler has been promoted to director of program development and Chanel Carmona has been promoted to associate director of program development.


Frontier Communications has named Peter Mivhan assistant vice president of video product and sales. He comes from Ericsson.


Character-effects firm MasterSFX in Los Angeles has named Scott Coulter as vice president and executive producer, visual effects. He was VFX executive producer for Millenium Films-owned Worldwide FX.


New York-based investment bank Moelis & Co. has added Lawrence S. Chu as managing director, to provide financial and strategic advice to global large-cap companies with a special concentration on communications, media and technology.


The National Association of Television Programming Executives in Los Angeles has named Andy Kaplan, presidnent of wordwide networks at Sony Pictures Television, as chairman of its board.


Michael Hawkey has joined Rovi as senior vice president and general manager of its Discovery business group, based in Santa Clara, Calif. He was senior VP and general manager at Sling Media.


Robert Gold has joined Poker Central as senior vice president of distribution. He had been VP, domestic distribution, national accounts at Discovery Communications.


Scripps Networks Interactive has elevated Burton Jablin to chief operating officer, with with responsibility for sales, distribution, programming and digital and strategic planning. He had been president.

Also, Kathleen Finch was promoted to chief programming, content & brand officer at SNI. She had been president of HGTV, DIY and Great American Country.

Finally, Travel Channel president Shannon O’Neill was named managing director, finance & operations, of Scripps Networks Interactive’s U.S. networks.


Marie Moore has joined Turner Broadcasting System as vice president, communications, for TBS and TNT, based in Los Angeles. She comes from IFC, where she was senior VP, public relations, leading consumer media relations, program publicity and talent relations.


Stephanie Yates has been named vice president of research and insights at WE tv. She comes from TV One, where she was VP, research.