Six Cable Execs Caught in Current

Current said Monday that it has added six staff members to its programming department.

Jason Meil has joined the network -- created by former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt and scheduled to launch Aug. 1 -- as senior vice president, original programming and acquisitions. He had been VP of program development and sales at National Geographic Television & Film.

Gayle Allen joined Current as senior VP, productionandscheduling. She had been director of integrated programming and development at Twentieth Television.

LauraLing will come aboard as producer and manager of the Vanguard Journalism division. Ling had been a producer for Channel One News.

Herndon Graddick has joined the network as producer and news-division manager for Google Current. He had been with Cable News Network, where he helped to launch Paula Zahn Now and Live from the Headlines.

Mike Bunnell joins Current as director of production and scheduling. Bunnell had been senior producer and program manager at TV Guide Channel.

And Rawley Valverde has been named lead producer, Los Angeles. He had been a reporter/producer with Fox’s affiliate in Las Vegas.