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Industry Moves Roundup: Google; CBS; JumpTV; Westwood One; Gorilla Nation

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Google: Adam Bosworth, VP of product management, has left his post as head of the Google Health (NSDQ: GOOG) project, SearchEngineLand reported. Bosworth joined Google in 2004 and began to develop the health information portal in early 2006. Until a permanent replacement is found, Marissa Mayer, VP-search products and user experience, will oversee the health team.

CBS: Angie Kucharski, a senior executive at the CBS-owned stations WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV, has been promoted to the new post of VP-media strategies for CBS Television Stations. In addition to helping lead and develop the network’s digital initiatives, Kucharski will be a liaison for the affiliate station group and the network news division. She will be based in New York and report to Tom Kane, president-CEO of the 29-member station group. Release

JumpTV: William Stephen, a former ad sales exec at AOL (NYSE: TWX), has joined online ethnic rebroadcaster JumpTV (AIM: JTV) (TSX: JTV) as head of global sales. Stephen is charged with managing sales for JumpTV’s site, as well as for third-party sites that run the company’s branded media player. He will also coordinate sales efforts with some of JumpTV’s rebroadcast partners, such as Telef√≥nica and AOL Video. Before taking on this role, Stephen, a former AOL exec, was an SVP for sales and strategy at sports-related site LAT34.com (funded by AOL initially). A 20-year-plus publishing vet, Stephen has also worked at Time Inc., Ziff Davis and International Magazines US in a variety of roles. Release.

Westwood One: As part of a major reorg of its digital media/interactive division, Westwood One (NYSE: WON) has made two hires: Adam Niemen, formerly of Clear Channel Interactive, has been appointed VP-interactive content; he will oversee all aspects of the creation, execution and maintenance of original content. Starting next week, Nicole Horsford, previously with viral marketing company Oddcast, joins as VP-interactive sales and marketing. Both Niemen and Horsford will be based in New York and will report directly to Chief Digital Media Officer Gary Krantz. Release (PDF)

Gorilla Nation: The online ad rep firm has hired Matt Stodder, formerly Yahoo Entertainment’s (NSDQ: YHOO) director of Ad Solutions, as VP/-sales strategy & operations. He came to Yahoo through the internet portal’s acquisition of music site Launch.com seven years ago. He was in charge of publishing at Launch, but before that, Stodder was a former politics editor at LATimes.com. Release

One Response to “Industry Moves Roundup: Google; CBS; JumpTV; Westwood One; Gorilla Nation”

  1. Best of luck, Adam Bosworth! Thank you for your commitment to elevating the profile of modern caregivers — first adopters and the REAL customers of future PHRs/DNA registries and innovations on deck. Renata