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Kerry Fitzmaurice on Re-Branding kbs+ (and How She's Like TV's Felicity) CMO has a pop culture epiphany

Specs Who Kerry Fitzmaurice New gig CMO, kbs+ Old gig Director of new business and communications, Mother Age 44 Your stint at Mother was pretty quick? I was there 14 months. Why move so quickly? I had such…

June 1, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

Jake Tapper Leaps From the D.C. Beat to the Anchor's Chair Taking charge, his goal is to build TV's ‘front page’

Specs Who Jake Tapper New gig Anchor, chief Washington, D.C., correspondent, CNN Old gig Senior national political correspondent, ABC News Twitter @jaketapper Age 45 I know being a beat reporter is a lot of fun—do you…

May 25, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

New Yahoo Tech Editor David Pogue Is Enjoying His Freedom Talks click bait and Web commenting

Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who David Pogue New gig Yahoo Tech editor, writer Old gig The New York Times tech columnist Age 51 You left The New York Times to join a Yahoo in progress. What…

May 12, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

Maker Studios’ New Chief Content Officer Discusses Tackling 23 Digital Video Verticals Erin McPherson’s past career prepares her for the challenge

   Specs Who Erin McPherson New gig Chief content officer, Maker Studios Old gig Vp, head of video, Yahoo Age 45 So what does the chief content officer at Maker do? I oversee our studios, so the…

April 27, 2014, 8:28 PM EDT

Marjorie Kaplan Is Juggling 2 Discovery Networks Through the Upfront and Beyond Her plans for TLC and Animal Planet

Specs Who Marjorie Kaplan New gig Group president, TLC and Animal Planet Old gig Group president, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity Age 52 So TLC is a huge business. What’s it like handling that…

April 20, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

The New Head of McCann Erickson N.Y. Misses the Rain and Camaraderie of London Chris Macdonald's transition to the agency's flagship office

Specs Who Chris Macdonald New gig president, McCann Erickson New York Old gig CEO, McCann Erickson London; chairman, McCann Worldgroup Age 47 You grew up in Oxford. Did you ever think you would work…

April 13, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT

Capitol Music’s Brand Partnership Director Talks About How Marketing and Music Are Changing A chat with Zoe Sonquist King

Specs Who Zoë Sonquist King New gig Director, brand partnerships, Capitol Music Group Old gig Account manager, Cimarron Group Age 31 Describe your role at Capitol. Our team does anything from product placement to music videos. We…

April 6, 2014, 8:37 PM EDT

Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture And his famous squid

Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platform for you—is it risky…

March 23, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Sam Champion Wants to Make The Weather Channel a One-Stop Shop for News Also, thoughts on naming storms

Specs Name Sam Champion Age 52 New gig Managing editor, anchor,The Weather Channel Old gig Weather anchor, Good Morning America You’ve said that your new morning show, AMHQ, will cover news, business, sports and other nonweather…

March 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

Nickelodeon Programming Exec Talks About What Defines the Post-Millennial Generation Sarah Noonan also discusses finding the next hit kids show

Specs Who Sarah Noonan Age 44 New gig Svp, live-action content, Nickelodeon Old gig Svp, casting, Nickelodeon You’re best known for casting celebrity voices on SpongeBob as well as The Fairly OddParents and Jimmy Neutron.…

March 9, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

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