Discovery Networks U.S. president of ad sales Joe Abruzzese has hired one of his former CBS sales executives -- the "Eye Network's" head of sports sales, Scott McGraw.
Sources said Abruzzese, who joined Discovery Networks late last month, is naming McGraw, who is not replacing anyone, to the newly created post of executive vice president of ad sales.
McGraw's job description has not yet been fully fleshed out, a Discovery Networks spokeswoman said Tuesday.
McGraw was believed to be among several top internal contenders for Abruzzese's former job at CBS, president of network sales -- a post that a few weeks ago went to his former No. 2 executive, JoAnn Ross. She had been executive VP of sales.