New York--Reed Business Information, a unit of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, announced the promotion of Charlie Koones to exec VP of Variety
and Daily Variety,
with additional responsibility for Broadcasting & Cable
and Multichannel News.
Koones will also retain his responsibilities as publisher of Variety
and Daily Variety. Broadcasting & Cable
and Multichannel News
executives Larry Oliver, VP-group publisher, and Marianne Paskowski, editorial director, will report to Koones. âCharlie and his team are doing a terrific job, and we thought that merging the talents of the television group with Variety
would be a great way to accelerate our growth and innovation in the critical areas of entertainment and television,â said Tad Smith, president of RBIâs media division, in a statement.