Networks and Stations
>Gary Traver has been promoted to senior vice president and COO of Comcast Media Center (CMC), the Denver-based unit of Comcast Cable. He has served as senior vice president and general manager of the CMC since its acquisition by Comcast last fall.
>HSN recently announced three key creative appointments. Kai Sawatzki has joined the company as senior vice president and executive creative director; Otis Howard joined as vice president of set design and lighting; and Bethany Bunnell joined as vice president of on-air promotion and graphics.
>KCTS Television has tapped William Bill Mohler as interim president and CEO. He will serve in this role while the stations board conducts a national search to replace outgoing president and CEO Burnill F. Clark, who recently announced his retirement.
>Kent Steele has joined Thirteen/WNET New York as executive director of broadcasting. He will oversee the public stations broadcast schedule, on-air promotion, program administration and station relations, and the development of its new digital services. Prior to joining Thirteen, he was station manager and vice president of operations for WLIW/21 in Long Island, which merged with Thirteen earlier this year.
>Turner Entertainments network operations has appointed Angie Simmons senior vice president. Simmons will be responsible for the strategic planning and leadership of all technical, operational, administrative, and financial activities of the network operations division. She will also oversee the continuing migration of the 20 entertainment networks into the new, 193,000-square-foot broadcast operations facility, to be completed in September 2003.