Today, John Berman made his on-air (anchoring) debut for CNN. Berman is a familiar face to viewers of ABC News, where he had worked since 1995. Take a look at the above video to see CNN’s amusing introduction of Berman, in case their audience isn’t familiar with him. Or his facial hair. (TVNewser)
Soon-to-be ABC talk show host Katie Couric is now also a columnist for Woman’s Day. Her columns will appear on both Womansday.com and KatieCouric.com, which serves as the hub of her talk show. Topics will vary, but will include health, parenting and family transitions. (TVNewser)
Neil Gaiman will publish a new book in his popular Sandman series. The book was announced at Comic-Con and is set to be released in 2013. (GalleyCat)
Singer Sir Elton John will give an exclusive interview to NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer next week, and will be talking about his new memoir Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS. The interview will air on “Today” on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18. (TVNewser)
Jason Rzepka has been named senior vice president, public affairs, at MTV. He had been head of communications at PopTech Institute.
Margaret Magnarelli has been named assistant managing editor at Money. She had been senior editor there. (mb)
Tomoko A. Hosaka has been named news editor at Ustream.tv. She had been Tokyo-based business and technology reporter at The Associated Press. (mb)
Molly Wyand has been named marketing coordinator at McGraw-Hill. She had been editorial coordinator there. (mb)