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SPT promotes Rider and McDonnell

Marti Rider and Boyd McDonnell have been promoted at Sony Pictures
Television.

Rider becomes vice president of the Southeast region, responsible for selling
first-run and off-net syndicated shows.

Rider has been with SPT for 10 years and most recently was director of sales
for the company’s Western region.

She will be relocating to Atlanta from Los Angeles.

McDonnell takes Rider’s job. Previously, he was account executive for the
Southeast region based in Atlanta.

Before joining Sony in 2000, he was sales and marketing director for
Capricorn Records.

In other Sony news, executive VP John Weiser has joined the board
of the Television Bureau of Advertising.

The TVB’s board is comprised of 30 television executives, with Liberty Broadcasting
Ppesident and CEO Jim Keelor serving as chairman.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.