Nexstar’s Top Star To Grab Golden Mike

The recipient of the 2019 Broadcasters Foundation of America Golden Mike Award has been selected. He will receive the award at the nonprofit organization's Fundraising Gala in New York. The event is scheduled to take place in March 2019.

Ex-NBC Advanced TV Exec Captured By Cuebiq

The newly appointed Head of TV at Cuebiq will play a key role in the launch of its TV attribution tool and spearhead partnership efforts for both advanced and linear TV. The company also notes that he will grow new and build upon existing advanced TV partnerships, such as Hulu and Adobe.

Meredith’s Down With Brown For Local Media Revenue Role

Meredith Corp. has selected the individual under Local Media Group President Patrick McCreery who will oversee advertising revenue growth and strategy across the Des Moines-based company's 17 broadcast TV stations. At the same time, it has promoted its Director of Sales in Phoenix to VP/GM.

iHeart Taps Turner Exec For Top Event, Experiential Role

With iHeartMedia expected to emerge from debtor-in-possession status in a matter of weeks, it has moved forward with the appointment of an eight-year partnership and branded programming pro at Turner Broadcasting. The role Greg Millard will now hold at iHeart? As of today he's EVP of Event and Experiential Partnerships.

How One TV Journalist Makes A Difference In Tucson

In the eyes of featured Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner, a "most remarkable reporter" has given Cordillera Communications' NBC affiliated KVOA-4 in Tucson a distinct advantage over its competitors. Why is Benner singling out Matthew Schwartz? It comes down to "extraordinary content."

Neil Nails Top Slot For Discovery’s New Digital Group

Discovery Inc. has flipped the switch on what it describes as "a newly expanded hub for digital and social video content creation" to support its growing "TV everywhere," websites, social media and direct-to-consumer businesses and brands. In doing so, it is naming the former SVP/GM of Scripps Lifestyle Studios as this new group's EVP/GM.

Media IQ Founder Loses Blood Cancer Battle

The world has lost "a wunderkind of the media advertising industry as soon as he entered it over 30 years ago." Michael Lolito, the founder and CEO of Media IQ (today known as MiQ), died on Monday after a prolonged battle with lymphoma. He was 57 years old. 
21st Century Fox

‘New FOX’ Sets New Leadership Team

Lachlan Murdoch, the future Chairman and CEO of the company to be spun-off in connection with the merger of 21st Century Fox with The Walt Disney Company, has solidified the leadership of what is colloquially being referred to as "new FOX."

Deskins Returns to iHeart For Inside Sales Role

After starting his career as an AE for the former Jacor Broadcasting in Cincinnati, Chuck Deskins relocated to Tampa-St. Petersburg in 1992, staying with the stations through their acquisition by iHeartMedia predecessor Clear Channel Communications. He later moved on to Atlanta and Miami before returning to Tampa Bay. After four years away, Deskins is back in a big way for iHeart.

TEGNA Taps A Top Legal Eagle

TEGNA has decided who will succeed its retiring EVP and Chief Legal and Administrative Office once he departs in early 2019. It turned to an individual who has been in TEGNA’s legal department since joining the company as assistant general counsel in 2003.

BMI Re-elects Six Members To Board of Directors

Broadcast Music, Inc. on Monday re-elected six members of its Board of Directors during the music rights organization's annual shareholder meeting in Nashville. Six Board members were elected to new three-year terms.

Beasley Crowns Knight With Strategy, Innovation EVP Post

Buzz Knight was a longtime executive at Greater Media who came on board at Beasley Media Group following its 2016 purchase of the Boston-based radio broadcasting company. He's now been upped from a top programming role to an Executive VP position at Beasley.

Skyview’s Bitter Move To Bulk Up West Coast Sales

For the past 16 years, Kelly Bitter was a sales leader at U.S. Traffic Network (USTN). With that company's recent decision to cease radio industry operations, Bitter has accepted a new role that taps into her national radio sales experience by giving a Phoenix-based entity a bit of a strengthening on the West Coast.

Zena’s Road Turns To Futuri

A media industry veteran who spent nearly eight-years as a New York-based SVP of Programming Partnerships for iHeartMedia, where she was recruited the radio business' first Digital Program Director, has just taken an executive leadership role at audio technology firm Futuri Media.

Trailblazer Talbott: Premiere Head To Receive MIW Honor

To many, Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott is a trailblazer. The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group are now making that official.

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