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Univision announced that digital media executive and veteran editor Raju Narisetti has been named Chief Executive Officer for Gizmodo Media Group (GMG), the former Gawker Media Group and a unit within the company’s Fusion Media Group (FMG). Gawker Media was recently acquired by Univision. As CEO, he will be responsible for managing all business and editorial operations for the Gizmodo Media Group, home to brands focused on technology (Gizmodo), car culture (Jalopnik), contemporary women’s interests (Jezebel), sports (Deadspin), lifestyle (Lifehacker), and gaming (Kotaku).Narisetti, who will be based at GMG headquarters in New York, will report to Isaac Lee, Chief News, Digital and Entertainment Officer of UCI, and Felipe Holguin, President and Chief Operating Officer of FMG. Heather Detrick, President of GMG, John Cook, Executive Editor, and Courtenay O’Connor, GMG Deputy General Counsel, will all report directly to Narisetti. He will formally join Gizmodo Media Group in late October.
Lucio Grimaldi is no longer Publicitas’ Managing Director Americas. Grimaldi left the company to join CASA COR in Miami as its’ new CMO.
Oliver Eills will replace Grimaldi as the new Managing Director, Publicitas Americas (North America, LatAm, Canada.) Prior to this position, Eills was Publicitas’ Regional Director for the Middle East.
Orlando E. Castelblanco is the new Director of Business Development at HISPANIC ONDEMAND. Castelblanco previously worked at Medula Network.
Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXTX announced that Ramón Díaz and Teresa González will anchor the station’s new half-hour weekday newscast that will debut on Monday, September 26 at 4 PM.
Díaz and González will also co-anchor the station’s 4:30 PM weekday newscast.Díaz, who joined Telemundo 39 ten years ago, most recently worked as a sports anchor and director for the station’s weekday newscasts.
Additionally, the station announced that Carlos Zapata will anchor the weekend newscasts. Zapata will assume his new role on September 24. Zapata has worked as a video journalist for KXTX since 2013 and will take over the anchor desk during the weekends, a role that González has held since she joined the KXTX news team in 2014.
Former North American CEO for WPP’s GroupM Kelly Clark has rejoined the company as Global CEO. Irwin Gottlieb will remains global chairman of the unit while Dominic Proctor, global president, is stepping down.Clark was the worldwide CEO for Maxus between 2008 and 2012.
MRM//McCann announced that Ariana Stolarz has been promoted to Global Chief Strategy Officer. She had previously served as Global Director of Strategy at MRM//McCann, a McCann Worldgroup company. Stolarz worked across Latin America and then in the U.S. as the digital strategy leader, both at major general-market and Hispanic agencies, while also earning her M.A. in Media Studies focused on the sociology of media. She joined MRM//McCann in 2013, leading the U.S. East (New York and Princeton) strategy team. In her new role as Global Chief Strategy Officer, she will be an integral part of the MRM//McCann worldwide leadership team, also working closely with Suzanne Powers, McCann Worldgroup’s Global Chief Strategy Officer.