Franchesca Ramsey has joined Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore as a contributor. She is a New York-based writer, actress, video blogger and host of the MTV Web series Decoded.
FOX NETWORKS GROUP
Ruth Anne Herman was upped to executive vice president, human resources at Fox Networks Group, with worldwide oversight of the company’s business portfolio. She had been senior VP, human resources.
Fox Sports has named Whit Albohm as vice president, daily studio production for FS1, responsible for current studio shows such as The Herd With Colin Cowherd, Garbage Time With Katie Nolan and Fox Sports Live. He comes from ESPN, where he was a coordinating producer on ESPN2 studio shows.
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Keshet Broadcasting has named Assaf Blecher as vice president, development and content. He had been Los Angeles-based VP, development and programming for TV and digital for Dick Clark Productions and managing director of Keshet DCP.
Winter Park, Fla.-based DRTV, digital media and brand response TV agency Kre8 Media has named Jonathan Beazley as director of marketing analytics. He comes from Catalina Marketing in Chicago, where he was director of marketing analytics.
MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS
Gil Ehrenkranz has joined the Entertainment & Media Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP as counsel. He comes from Discovery Communications, where he was VP, legal affairs, focusing on international program distribution agreements.
Cosmina Schulman has been named local sales manager at New England Sports Network in Boston. She had been national sales manager for the Boston Red Sox- and Boston Bruins-owned regional sports network.
Scott Whitcomb has been named business development director at Southlake, Texas-based Osprey Video. He comes from Graphics Distribution Inc. (GDI), where he was sales manager for the company’s broadcast equipment business.
Nevada City, Calif.-based digital media tools and workflow solutions provider Telestream has tapped Scott Murray as product manager of its Vantage media-processing platform. He comes from Grass Valley, where he most recently served as VP of switchers and routers.
Neil Regan has joined Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel Channel as vice president, programming. He comes from Zodiak New York, where he developed and oversaw pilots for several cable networks.
Nick Johnson was named senior vice president of digital ad sales strategy at Turner Ad Sales, a newly created post. He comes from NBCUniversal, where he was senior vice president of digital media sales for NBC Sports Digital Media.
Also, Turner International Asia Pacific advanced Mark Eyers to senior vice president and chief content officer. He had been VP of kids content.
VIACOM KIDS AND FAMILY
Lee Ann Chmielewski-Larsen was promotd to executive vice president of production, Viacom Kids and Family Group, responsible for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Teen-Nick, TV Land and CMT. The 25-year veteran had been senior VP, production, Nickelodeon Group.
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