Turner, Martha Stewart Living Announce Executive Promotions

Also on the Move: John Sabella, Valarie Anderson, Mark Singer

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As part of a restructuring of its programming division, Turner Entertainment announced three executive promotions: Michael Wright rose from senior VP-Content Creation Group to exec VP-head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies; Phil Oppenheim was promoted from VP-programming to senior VP-program planning and scheduling for TBS and TNT; and Lillah McCarthy, formerly VP-series programming for the networks, became senior VP-original programming, TBS and TNT.

Michael Wright
Michael Wright
Bernie Young was promoted to exec VP-general manager of broadcasting at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The company has also promoted Liz Aiello to senior VP-broadcasting and Omnimedia content strategy. Mr. Young, a former New York Police Department detective, joined Martha Stewart Living in November 2006 as co-executive producer of "The Martha Stewart Show." Ms. Aiello came aboard in July 2006 as VP-radio. Before that, she served as news director for Howard Stern, creating and launching "Howard 100 News" for his Sirius Satellite Radio channel.

Online-advertising network Undertone Networks hired John Sabella as chief technology officer. Prior to joining Undertone, Mr. Sabella was senior VP-engineering at Rhythm NewMedia, an advertising-supported mobile-video company, where he managed the development and launch of the start-up's mobile-video-advertising platform. He began his digital-media career as VP-engineering at DoubleClick, where he rebuilt the company's entire publisher platform.

Valarie Anderson, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, will be publisher of the magazine 944 Los Angeles. Ms. Anderson will spearhead city operations and revenue building. At the Los Angeles Times, she held dual roles as fashion director and publisher of LA, the Los Angeles Times Magazine. She was responsible for the redesign and relaunch of the magazine, which made its debut this fall.

MRM Worldwide tapped Mark Singer as senior VP-account director to run its U.S. Army account. Mr. Singer joined MRM from Ogilvy & Mather, New York, where he was a senior partner working on the American Express account. He also led the development of a digital practice and was key to the launch of welcomebackveterans.org in partnership with New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon. "I grew up in a military family," Mr. Singer said, "so I feel well-prepared for my new role with the MRM Worldwide and the U.S. Army teams."

Weber Shandwick announced the promotions of two of its leading digital practitioners: Chris Perry has been named executive VP-digital strategy and operations, and James Warren has been appointed chief creative officer for digital. Mr. Perry has led the agency's efforts on high-profile, innovative campaigns such as the recent Stand Up to Cancer and GM Next efforts. He will be responsible for overseeing the public-relations firm's digital team, strategy and service offering around the world. Mr. Warren, who is based in London, will head up the U.K. digital practice.

212 Media, a digital-media firm focused on developing unique content and communities with major media companies and brands, has appointed Gary Lewis to the newly created position of VP-integrated sales. Mr. Lewis, who was most recently chief marketing officer of Vibe Media, brings more than 15 years of experience to the position, where he will be in charge of sales, marketing, internal leadership and growth objectives.

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