Koones named exec VP of 'Variety,' 'Daily Variety'

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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. “Charlie 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,” said Tad Smith, president of RBI’s media division, in a statement.
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