The Biggest Moves in Media This Week

George PaulNews
Richelle Parham

Richelle Parham. Image courtesy of Universal Music Group

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

Condé Nast announced Monday that Versha Sharma, a managing editor at NowThis, will become Teen Vogue’s new Editor-in-Chief. The move comes two months after its last editor pick resigned. Source | Full Story

The Washington Post has named veteran journalist Sally Buzbee as its first-ever female Executive Editor, effective June 1. She succeeds Martin Baron, who retired at the end of February after eight years in charge of the 143-year-old news organization. Source | Full Story

The Walt Disney Company and Craig Hunegs, the President of Entertainment for Walt Disney Television, have decided to part ways and the end of the month. The decision was reportedly made by Hunegs, who has been with the entertainment titan for the past two years. Source | Full Story

Sony Pictures Entertainment-owned Columbia Pictures has promoted Brittany Morrissey from VP of Production to SVP Production. She will report to Sanford Panitch, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group President Sanford Panitch. Source

Universal Music Group has appointed Richelle Parham to the newly created role of President of Global E-Commerce and Business Development. She joins from WestRiver Group, where she served as Managing Director. Source

BBC has lost Shane Allen, its Director of Comedy, to launch Boffola Pictures Limited with the BBC’s recently departed Head of Comedy Commissioning, Kate Daughton. Source

Quality Control’s film and television division, Quality Films, has named agent-producer Brian Sher as its new President. Source

The Silent House Group and been restructured into three separate companies — Silent House Studios, Silent House Events and Silent House Productions. Alongside the expansion, the company has hired Mark Bracco as President and Linda Gierahn as Chief Content Officer & Head of Production of Silent House Productions. Source

Universal Pictures' Studio Group division has hired Jennifer Gwartz as an EVP and tasked Scott Nemes to run a new IP-focused division. Gwartz previously served as EVP of Development at Disney Television Studios. Source

Nintendo has added Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, as an Outside Director. Source

Disney Television Studios has hired Tonya Owens as VP of Talent Relations and Events. Additionally, the studio group has promoted Kottie Kreischer to VP Awards and Events. Source

STX has hired Nasim Cambro as EVP of Publicity. Most recently, Cambron was a publicity manager in the feature film division at Netflix. Source

UTA has named Brianna Shebby as an agent in its unscripted television department. Shebby was previously an agent in WME's Non-Scripted Television department. Source

Westbrook has promoted Jesse Uram from VP of Business Development to SVP of Growth. Source

Universal Pictures has promoted Niels Swinkelsto EVP and MD for UPI and hired Paul Higginson as EVP of EMEA for UPI. Source

Cartel has hired Kimberley Mooney as a manager. Mooney joins from Nickelodeon, where she was Senior Director of Animation Development. Source


Want to stay up to date on executive moves in tech, media, retail, and more? Sign up for our newsletter to receive the week’s most important executive moves in your inbox.

Access the full article

Create a free profile on The Org to go behind the scenes of the world's most innovative teams

By clicking "Continue" or continuing to use our site, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. We also use cookies to provide you with the best possible experience on our website.