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Scott McGraw to Join Former Colleague Joe Abruzzese at Discovery

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Former CBS president of network sales Joe Abruzzese, who recently became president of ad sales at Discovery Networks, has lured CBS' top sports sales executive to Discovery.

Scott McGraw joins as

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executive vice president of ad sales for Discovery Networks, U.S.

Mr. McGraw was executive vice president, network sports sales and marketing at CBS since November 2001. He had been considered a leading contender to replace Mr. Abruzzese at CBS, but the job went to Joann Ross, formerly executive vice president of sales.

Mr. Abruzzese plans a restructuring of Discovery's ad sales operations, a company spokeswoman said, though she did not specify the details. Part of the restructuring, however, will include defining Mr. McGraw's role as well as that of Bill McGowan, who is also an executive vice president of ad sales, she said.

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