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The Biggest Moves in Media This Week

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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.

Executive Moves

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

Amazon has hired Nike veteran Marc Patrick to lead live sports marketing. Patrick most recently served as an SVP at Beyond Meat. Source

Sony Pictures Entertainment has elevated Keith Le Goy to Chairman of Distribution and Networks. He had been the studio’s President of Worldwide Distribution and Networks. Source

Brian Graden Media has promoted Catherine Keithley Lawson to SVP of Development & Current Series. She previously served as the company’s Director of Development. Source

LiveXLive Media announced that Kris Wright has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Source

Scrap Paper Pictures, founded by Rachel Brosnahan, has promoted Russell Kahn to Creative Executive. Kahn first joined the production company in an assistant role. Source

Thunderbird Entertainment has promoted Sarah Nathanson to the position of Corporate Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for all Thunderbird Divisions. Source

Eros STX's STXfilms has promoted Keri Moore to President of Marketing. She previously served as an EVP in the marketing department. Source

Iconic Events, an entertainment company that specializes in programming for live events, has hired industry veteran Steve Bunnell as CEO. He was most recently an SVP at Alamo Drafthouse. Source

UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Eva Longoria's production company, has named Adriana Martínez Barrón as VP of Film. Source

Warner Bros. Pictures Group has named Alissa Grayson as EVP of Global Publicity. She joins from STX Films, where she’s served as co-president of marketing since 2017. Source

Bassett Vance Productions, the production company formed by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance, has hired Lynnette Ramirez as head of development. Source

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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