People on the Move

Discovery advances Bill McGowan; Peter Boylen heads up Liberty Media's new broadband unit; Jerry Nachman is named editor-in-chief of MSNBC.
May 9, 2002

Bill McGowan has been promoted to executive VP, GM, U.S. ad sales and global integrated partnerships for Bethesda, U.S.-based Discovery Communications. McGowan was previously executive VP, advertising sales for Discovery U.S.

Matthew Palmer has been made VP of marketing for Discovery Networks’ TLC. Palmer was previously VP, marketing for New York-based Blue Man Productions. Meanwhile, Anne Murphy has been appointed VP, strategic marketing, affiliate sales and marketing from her post as long-term contractor for Discovery.

Peter Boylan has been appointed president, CEO and director of U.S.-based Liberty Media‘s new broadband unit, Liberty Broadband Interactive Television. Boylan was formerly with Gemstar TV Guide International.

Jerry Nachman has been named editor-in-chief of New Jersey, U.S.-based MSNBC. Nachman was previously editor-in-chief of the New York Post and news director for WNBC-TV in New York.

At Bravo Networks in New York: Francine Ricchi has been named manager, scheduling and operations; Terrence Coffey has been made manager, program continuity; and Leslie Tseng is manager, advertising sales marketing.

At New York-based Lifetime Television in the U.S.: Jon Landa has been named VP, distribution and field marketing, while Mark Garner, Antoinette Brown-Leon and Carla Cortis have been named field directors, distribution and field marketing. Prior to joining Lifetime, Landa was director, affiliate sales and marketing for ESPN. Garner was previously senior director, business development for Cortis joins Lifetime from her post as director, affiliate relations for E! Entertainment Television. Brown-Leon was formerly director, corporate local ad sales for A&E Television Networks.

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