Cussion Pang on stage at Music Matters. Image courtesy of Tencent Music Entertainment 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.
Disney-owned ABC News has made history by appointing Kimberly Godwin as the broadcast news network’s President, making her the first Black woman to lead a major broadcast news division. Godwin joins ABC from CBS News, where was most recently the EVP of News. Source | Full Story
ViacomCBS has restructured its news organization under two new leaders. The network will combine the journalistic and business resources of CBS News and the CBS Television Stations under one umbrella with Neeraj Khemlani and Wendy McMahon at the helm as Presidents and Co-Heads of the new division. Source | Full Story
BBC announced that Storm Fagan would be joining the British media company as Chief Product Officer in September 2021 and Peter O’Kane, will become Chief Technology Officer, after serving in the role on an interim basis. Source | Full Story
Tencent Music Entertainment Group announced the appointment of Cussion Kar Shun Pang as TME's Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company also revealed Zhu "Ross" Liang has been appointed as the Company's new CEO and a member of the Board. Prior to this appointment, Ross served as Vice President of Tencent Holdings Limited. Source
Netflix sent a memo to staff revealing that its Chief Talent Officer, Jessica Neal, is exiting the company. The company didn’t address questions about her departure or the identity of her successor. Source
Lionsgate has agreed to elevate Craig Piligian to become President of its nonfiction television business while continuing as CEO of Pilgrim Media Group. Under the new agreement, Piligian has also been elevated to Chair of Pilgrim Media Group. Source
Condé Nast has hired Sarah Amos as VP of Development & Production with a focus on non-fiction TV and documentaries. She was previously the VP of Development and Production for Marvel Entertainment’s NewMedia division. Source
TrillerNet has revealed Amplify.ai co-founder and CEO Mahi de Silva will be the new CEO of TrillerNet. De Silva is already the Non-Executive Board Chairman of TrillerNet and replaces Mike Lu, who will transition into the role as TrillerNet’s President. Source
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