People on the Move

Promotions abound at USA Networks; IFP Market names a new artistic director; Laura Greene joins National Geographic Today.
March 28, 2002

At Los Angeles-based USA Networks, Laurette Hayden becomes senior VP, long-form programming; Christof Bove has been promoted to VP, development, long-from programming; Michael Sluchan has been upped to director of long-form programming; Gary Shapiro becomes director, development, of reality programming and series; Bill McGoldrick has been promoted to director, development, original series.

Mark Ogle is leaving his post as media relations manager for the BBC. He will join the Television Corporation to become head of communications.

Patricia Finneran has been promoted to the post of artistic director of the IFP Market. She previously held the post of associate director.

Caroline Beaton has been promoted to the post of joint managing director for U.K.-based Action Time. She previously held the post of joint managing director.

Doug Miller has been appointed as sales director for Arlington, Virginia-based Henninger Media Services. Also at Henninger, Scott Witthaus has been promoted to VP and GM of Henninger D.C. operations; Dave Leonard becomes executive producer for Henninger Productions; and Meg Page becomes manager, program sales and coproductions.

Chris Turner has been appointed to the post of portfolio director for London-based thematic channel Zone Vision. Turner has previously held senior roles at Discovery Communications and Flextech.

Laura Greene joins National Geographic Today as co-anchor from her post at BBC Television in London as correspondent/anchor, while Patty Kim joins the show as field correspondent from her post as anchor/producer for in Toronto, Canada.

At CNN, Washington: Kathryn Kross has been named VP/bureau chief from her post as deputy bureau chief/executive editor; Steve Redisch takes the post of bureau chief/executive editor; and Matt Speiser was named director of newsgathering.

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