Lots happening in LA pre-PROMAX. First off – the announcement that CBS is upping GAREN VAN DE BEEK to the top slot for their West Coast marketing team. The new title is EVP and creative director. It’s the slot that opened when RON SCALERA died. Garen’s old title was SVP of on-air promotion. The UCLA grad has a history in local promotion, including creative work as CSD at KCBS LA, at Houston’s CBS affil KHOU, at WZZM in Grand Rapids, MI and his first slot at ABC affil KOAT in Albuquerque. Well Dunne! Garen.
Taking Garen’s slot is LORI SHEFA, now SVP of on-air promotion from VP on-air promotion. Lori, a Louisiana Tech grad, was at UPN as President of on-air promotion. She, too, has a local marketing background that includes CSD at WLWT Cincinnati, Minneapolis’ KSTP, WIVB in Buffalo and WDEF in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Another Well Dunne! to you Lori.
Over at Warners comes word that the super TEE GOLIHEW is now SVP publicity for Warner Bros Television. Tee, whose real name is TAMMY is the best. Well deserved promotion for sure.
She’s been at Warners for 16 years…sweet sixteen. Well Dunne! Tee.
Also at Warners, SCOTT ROWE is now SVP of world wide communications for Warner Bros Television Group (WBTG).
NIKKI FINKE’s Deadline Hollywood site is reporting that the one and only JOHN MILLER is going to step down from his slot as Chief Marketing Officer at NBC the end of the year. John is the classiest guy around. He might stay with NBC in another capacity, says Deadline Hollywood. John is the best and deserves the best. He’s a fixture at NBC after 28 years. Whatever he does, he’ll shine.
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