Bloomberg has named Andrew Lack CEO of its multimedia group. He succeeds Matt Winkler, who remains editor in chief and head of Bloomberg News. Lack served as president of NBC News from 1993 to 2001, a period in which “Meet the Press,” “NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw” and “Today” each became No. 1 in its time period. Most recently he was chairman of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. He will be responsible for expanding Bloomberg's TV, interactive and radio operations.
The American Society of Magazine Editors announced Monday that Sid Holt has been named to the newly created position of CEO. Holt will report to the ASME board; Marlene Kahan, ASME's executive director, will report to Holt, a former editor of Rolling Stone, VP of Wenner Media and editorial director of Nielsen Business Media.
American Business Media announced its slate of regional governors, who are charged with forming committees to “decipher the needs of each particular (geographic) area,” according to ABM. The governors are: Beth Bronder, publisher of Governing, Congressional Quarterly (Washington, D.C.); Tom Cintorino, senior VP-digital media, PennWell Corp. (Boston); Randall Friedman, VP-group publisher, Lebhar-Friedman (New York); Janet Ludwig, president, Allured Publishing Corp. (Chicago); Marion Minor, president-CEO, M2Media360 (San Francisco); and Ron Wall, senior VP-publications, Canon Communications (Los Angeles).
McGraw-Hill Cos.' BusinessWeek announced that Scott Miller has been named VP-digital media sales. Miller joins BusinessWeek from Professional Social Networks.
All Things Digital (www.all thingsd.com), a part of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, announced that Peter Kafka has joined the site as a senior editor. Kafka's new Media-Memo blog (www.mediamemo.allthingsd. com) covers digital media, online advertising and East Coast tech news. Most recently, he served as managing editor of the Silicon Alley Insider site.