March 5, 2017
Entravision has promoted Jeffery Liberman to president, in addition to his role as chief operating officer. Liberman, who reports to chairman and chief executive Walter Ulloa, has been with the company since 2000.
Viacom has promoted Niels Schuurmans to chief marketing officer for Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, a newly created position. Schuurmans had been Viacom’s executive vice president of marketing and creative.
Ben Pyne, president of global distribution at Disney Media Networks, is leaving the company after 25 years. Pyne will stay on until summer during a transition period.
Cable network Freeform has named Naomi Bulochnikov-Paul vice president of communications, working alongside president Tom Ascheim. Bulochnikov-Paul joins from Crackle, where she was vice president of media and talent relations.
Comedian Jim Jefferies is set to host a new weekly late-night show on Comedy Central, to premiere sometime this summer. The cable network has picked up 10 episodes of the series.
Tribal Worldwide has named Laura Chiavone chief strategy officer in New York, filling a position that has been vacant since 2015. Chiavone was previously senior vice president and head of strategy at DM9DDB.
Cody Stephens has been named director of paid digital at Becker Media, a marketing agency for educational institutions. Stephens has previously held positions at Meltwater, Metric Theory and SunRun.
Branded Entertainment Network has named Aaron Frank vice president of strategy and insights, effective immediately. Frank was previously director of insights and integration for corporate citizenship at Disney.
Entercom has named Darrin Arriens director of operations, in charge of the company’s radio stations in Charlotte. Arriens had been regional director of operations at Citadel Broadcasting.
Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur, founders of the magazine and website Mental Floss, are leaving the title after 16 years to pursue other opportunities. The pair will officially leave on March 9.
Bob Higgins, founder, chairman and former chief executive at Trans World Entertainment, died last week at age 75. No cause was given. Higgins founded the company in 1972 and opened its first Record Town retail store the following year. The company now runs the FYE chain of music stores and at one point had more than 1,000 locations and over $1 billion in annual sales.
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