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James Docherty to president of a newly formed interactive unit of American Media, Lantana, Fla., He also will serve as publisher of the Star, a job that has been open since Tony Hoyt left in May. Mr. Docherty is the former president of Hachette Filipacchi New Media. He resigned from that post Aug. 20 after clashing with new Hachette President-CEO Jack Kliger. Mr. Docherty rejoins American Media President-CEO David Pecker, who was president-CEO of Hachette before Mr. Kliger.

Kristine Welker was named the first publisher of Hearst Magazines' teen spinoff, CosmoGirl, New York. Ms. Welker, former ad director at Meredith Corp.'s Ladies' Home Journal, will report to Cosmopolitan Senior VP-Publisher Donna Kalajian Lagani.

Rafael Cabrera to advertising director of spinoff TV Guide en Espanol, New York a 16-page Spanish-language insert that will appear in select copies of TV Guide. Mr. Cabrera formerly was general sales manager for Radio Unica New York, a Spanish-language radio network. TV Guide en Espanol will debut Oct. 25 with a rate base of 150,000.

Patrick Palmer to director of consumer insight and planning, a new post at Euro RSCG Tatham, Chicago, from VP-brand planning director, Cramer-Krasselt.

David Manougian to chief marketing officer, a new post at the Golf Channel, Orlando, while remaining senior VP-advertising sales.

Don White to chief marketing officer of Internet startup Veridien, Maynard, Mass., from exec VP-managing director of relationship marketing, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston.

Donna Kircham to exec VP-director of communications planning, a new post at Ammirati Puris Lintas, Chicago, from unit director for the home category group, Euro RSCG Tatham.

Terry Reilly, 45, media director at Young & Laramore, Indianapolis, was promoted to senior VP.

Carolina Guevara Lightcap to VP-sales and marketing, Sky Multi-Country Partners, Miami, a direct-to-home satellite TV provider, from executive director of marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Latin America. She succeeds

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