AT&T has named Rick Welday as executive vice president, AT&T Business and WarnerMedia Go-To Market. The 30-year company veteran had most recently been president of Xandr, the telco’s advertising and data unit.
Brad Wilson has joined The Walt Disney Co.’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment as executive vice president, performance marketing, Disney+ and ESPN+. He comes from LendingTree, where he was chief marketing officer.
Kerry Oslund was named vice president of strategy and development at E.W. Scripps Co, responsible for next-gen TV efforts including ATSC 3.0 strategy. He had been VP of strategy and business development at Tribune Broadcasting.
The Society of Cable Television Engineers/International Society of Broadband Experts named Tom Adams as chairman for 2019-20 at the Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans. Adams is executive vice president, field operations at Charter Communications.
Jeffrey A. Hirsch has signed a new long-term deal to serve as president and CEO of Starz. Formerly chief operating officer of the Lionsgate-owned network, Hirsch had been running the premium channel for nearly one year.
Brett Weitz has been named general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV, adding oversight for a third WarnerMedia network to his responsibilities. Previously executive VP, programming for TBS, he had been GM of TBS and TNT.
Kristen Soltis Anderson has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor. Co-founder of research and analytics firm Echelon Insights, she regularly appeared on ABC News and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. … SCTE/ISBE also announced its other board officers for 2019-20 at Cable Tec Expo: vice chairman Kevin Hart, executive VP and chief product and technology officer, Cox Communications; treasurer Meena Soleiman, VP, finance and business operations, Comcast and secretary Steve Williams, VP of DOCSIS network operations, Charter. Liberty Global VP, technology Bill Warga was named past board chair. … Also at TBS, TNT and truTV, Thom Hinkle was named head of original content. He had been executive VP, original programming for TBS. … UM, the full-service marketing and media agency network of IPG Mediabrands, has tapped Dawn Reese as managing director of creative content unit UM Studios. She had been executive VP, client studios at StyleHaul. … Jan Hauser has joined the board of voice-over-internet protocol telephony firm Vonage as an independent director. She is the former chief accounting officer of General Electric.
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