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These are the most notable hires, promotions, and departures within the media community in the last week. For executive news updated daily, check out The Org's People on the Move.
The Los Angeles Times has announced that Kevin Merida will be its next top editor after a five-month-long search. Merida succeeds Norman Pearlstine, who stepped down in December 2020. Source | Full Story
The Walt Disney Company has named Paul Richardson as the company’s new Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 1. Richardson currently serves as the SVP of Human Resources for ESPN. Source | Full Story
FOX Corporation has selected its first Chief Growth Officer, Steve Chung, as the company eyes opportunities in new digital spaces. Prior to being elevated to his new role, Chung had been the Chief Digital Officer for Fox Television Stations. Source | Full Story
Warner Music Group's Label and Artist Services division announced that Benjamin Blank has been named President of Media, a newly created position. Blank most recently served as CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Uproxx Media Group. Source
AGC Studios has hired B.J. Levin as EVP Non-Fiction, placing him in charge of the company's development and production of nonfiction content for film and television. He most recently was the showrunner of FX’s Hip Hop Uncovered. Source
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