New joint ventures VP for BBC/Discovery; Titchmarsh leaves gardening show to pursue doc series; former Granada Media Clip Sales manager joins FOCAL
July 4, 2002

BBC Worldwide has named Christine Leo-McKerrow VP of joint ventures; she will work on the BBC/Discovery co-owned channels in Asia. Leo-McKerrow was most recently VP of channel operations and brand management for Nickelodeon in Asia.

Alan Titchmarsh, host of BBC2′s Gardener’s World, is leaving the show after seven years to work on a doc series about the natural history of Britain for the BBC’s Natural History Unit. No details have been confirmed about the series or of Titchmarsh’s replacement on Gardener’s World.

Julie Lewis has joined the administrative team of the Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries (FOCAL). Lewis was previously manager of Granada Media Clip Sales, London Weekend Television.

At Bravo Networks, L.A.-based Ned Sands has been promoted to VP of advertising sales for the Western region from the post of West Coast director, advertising sales; Linda Flint Gallo was named VP of the Midwest region from the position of director, advertising sales; and Timothy Quane joins Bravo as scheduling administrator in Jericho, N.Y.

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