Steven Hickson has joined weather information and digital media company AccuWeather as chief financial officer. Formerly CFO of Latin American Pay Television Service (LAPTV), he had also been senior VP of Fox International Channels and a technology business analyst at Turner Broadcasting System.
BRAVO & OXYGEN MEDIA
Bravo & Oxygen has elevated Ryan Pinette to senior vice president, production and operations, Bravo & Oxygen Media, based in Los Angeles. He had been VP, production & operations.
Centerpost Ltd. in Arlington, Texas, has named Kelly Kantz as vice president of programming, responsible for Youtoo America, BizTV and BizTalkRadio. She comes from Rural Media Group, parent of RFD-TV, FamilyNet and Rural Radio, where she was senior VP of programming sales.
Cox Communications has elevated Kathryn Falk to vice president of Northern Virginia operations, including Fairfax County and City, Falls Church, Vienna, Herndon, Clifton, Fredricksburg and Stafford and Spotsylvania counties.
Freeform has added Jana Steele Helman as vice president, programming and development. She comes from Warner Bros. Television, where she was director of comedy development.
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Bryan Llenas has been named a full-time correspondent for Fox News Channel. He is a former network intern and production assistant at Fox News Latino, and is the first graduate of the network’s Ailes Apprentice Program to become a correspondent.
Production studio Keshet UK has named David Williams as non-scripted creative director, a new post. He comes from BBC Entertainment North, where he was also creative director.
Production studio Propagate has named Kevin Healey as head of alternative programming. He comes from E-One.
Also, Brett-Patrick Jenkins has joined the studio as head of development, and Nicole Laufer was named Propagate’s director of development.
Starz elevated a pair of Englewood, Colo.-based executives: Brad Martens to senior vice president, broadcast engineering; and Jason Wyrick to senior vice president, digital platforms, from VP.
Greg Sherman has joined management consulting and executive search firm Sucherman Group as executive vice president and head of the Tech Practice, based in Sucherman’s new San Francisco office. He comes from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was in the Global Technology & Services Practice.
Tosha Whitten-Griggs has joined TV One as senior vice president, public relations, based in Los Angeles. She had been president and CEO of boutique publicity firm The Front-Page Firm.
Cable rep firm Viamedia has elevated David Solomon to chief revenue officer, based in New York. He had served as the company’s executive VP of sales since 2006.
Aaron Burstein has joined Washington, D.C.-based law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer as a partner. Formerly an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s division of privacy and identity protection, he is a former policy adviser at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration where he dealt with privacy, cybersecurity, Internet governance and other issues.
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