Also, Larry Blasius, senior vice president and director of national broadcast at TN, will take a top job at Interpublic's newly created media buying group, Magna Global USA, where he will work with chairman Bill Cella.
In a third shake-up, Howard Nass, senior vice president and executive director of local broadcast, will also depart TN at a later date. Interpublic recently acquired True North Communications, the parent of TN Media.
The moves further hint that there could be a merger of TN with Interpublic's other media operations, including Initiative Media, according to executives close to the agencies.
A TN spokeswoman referred calls to Initiative. -- David Goetzl and Wayne Friedman
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