A veteran television news agent whose resume includes roles at ESPN and CBS Radio's WFAN-AM 660 in New York has been selected as the new Head of UTA News and Broadcasting at United Talent Agency (UTA). This begins what UTA and its N.S. Bienstock arm are calling "a transition in leadership from legendary news agents Richard Leibner and Carole Cooper, who continue in active leadership roles representing many of UTA’s ... news and broadcasting clients."
At month's end, Jay Newman will be retiring as VP/GM of CBS O&O WJZ-13 in Baltimore, ending a tenure that began in November 1998 following a four-year stint in a similar role at WWJ-62 in Detroit. The station has just revealed who is stepping in following Newman's retirement, and it is an individual who has been with Sinclair Broadcast Group since October 2000 and began her 17-year run with Sinclair in Baltimore.
After nearly a decade running iHeartMedia's Austin, Tex., station group, Pamela B. McKay is returning to Houston. But, she's not transferring to the company's cluster in the Storm Harvey-stricken market, where she served as GSM from 1999-2006.
The former Americas sales manager for EVS Broadcast Equipment has been selected for the role of VP/Strategic Accounts for the eastern U.S. at Burbank, Calif.-based Riedel Communications.
The Chairman/CEO of Fox Networks Group has just become one of the key leadership figures at 21st Century Fox. While he's retaining his FNG duties, he'll also serve as President of "21CF." It's a big career bump-up for an individual who served as the supervising creative executive on the first "X-Men" feature film.
The associate editor of two editions of the National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, including the new 11th edition, has died. Osenkowsky had been suffering from both multiple myeloma and lymphoma. He was 62.
AdLarge Media has hired the former Manager of Affiliate Relations at Sun Broadcast Group as its new Director of Affiliate Marketing. At the same time, it has given its VP/Business Development SVP stripes.
A veteran marketing and creative executive at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' Telemundo has accepted the role of SVP/Marketing & Creative for the Telemundo Networks. She will continue to be based in Miami.
Two weeks after 14-year company veteran Adam Symson took the reins as President/CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, he's already putting his stamp on the media operation previously led by the now-retired Rich Boehne.
One Chris is succeeding another Chris in the Big Easy: A four-decade radio industry veteran who began his career at then-R&B WBOK-AM in New Orleans has been appointed VP/Market Manager of Entercom/New Orleans. To take the job, he abandoned retirement after several years at the nation's leading media company serving African-American consumers.
Neuhoff Media has a new EVP/Market Manager for its Lafayette, Ind., stations. It's the former Chief Revenue Officer for Ramar Communications, and he's moving from Lubbock, Tex.
The GSM of Salem/Omaha since 2010, this individual is a 25-year industry veteran who served as Market Manager and Director of Sales for Cumulus/Omaha in 2008.
The individual who has most recently served as Regional SVP/Sales for iHeartMedia in its Virginia-Carolina Region is taking his talents to The Flats and the home of LeBron James.
The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association has a big heart for iHeartMedia. That's because it has selected its Chairman/CEO as its Broadcaster of the Year.
Urban One's Radio One has assigned its OM for the company's Cleveland and Cincinnati radio stations additional duties for its Columbus, Ohio, stations. The move comes as the individual that had been leading the company's radio properties in the Ohio state capital drives west on I-70 to become Radio's One new OM in Indianapolis.