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Yahoo Combining Sports, Entertainment Under Pitaro In Gilford’s Wake

And the winner is James Pitaro … the head of Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Sports gets an expanded portfolio in the wake of Entertainment head Karin Gilford’s departure to Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA). Pitaro and Gilford each directly reported to Yahoo Media Group’s Scott Moore. Instead of replacing Gilford, a Yahoo spokesman tells us Moore is adding entertainment to Pitaro’s responsibilities by creating a Sports & Entertainment division. Day-to-day operations remain with the GMs of the various entertainment teams: Sibyl Goldman, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo TV, and omg!; Michael Spiegelman, Music; Brandon Holley, Yahoo Shine; and Lauren DeVellier, Yahoo Kids.

Update: No comment from Comcast. Gilford would seem to be a good fit with Fancast but you never know.

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