Erika Soto Lamb was named vice president, social impact strategy at Comedy Central in New York. She was the founding chief communications officer at gun-violence prevention advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.
Jodi Harvey has joined Crown Media Family Networks as director, ad sales, based in Atlanta. She rejoins the Hallmark Channel parent from Fox Networks Group, where she was account executive, integrated sales.
David Katz was named executive vice president, digital, at Fox Sports in Los Angeles. Katz was founder and CEO of ThePostGame, a digital sports content and marketing agency serving leagues, teams, publishers, advertisers and athletes.
Julie Uhrman was named president of media at Playboy Enterprises in Los Angeles, Calif. She comes from Lionsgate, where she was executive vice president and general manager of over-the-top ventures.
Jim Donnelly was promoted to executive vice president, comedy development at Universal Television in Universal City, Calif. He had been senior VP, comedy development at the studio since 2015.
Brian Nurse has joined World Wrestling Entertainment in Stamford, Conn., as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. He was VP, associate general counsel and secretary at Nestlé Waters.
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS also elevated New York-based Sarah Jensen to director, ad sales, from account executive. … Richard Eng was named vice president of creative, branding and design at FREEFORM. Eng had been an executive creative director at Los Angeles-based agency Loyalkaspar. … Brian Edwards was elevated to president of MGM TELEVISION OPERATIONS. He was executive VP, television operations. … The NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE named Traci Otey Blunt as senior vice president, corporate communications. She was president of Urban Movie Channel. Maria Ines Rodriguez was named
senior vice president, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at 20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION. … TURNER’s BLEACHER REPORT unit has promoted Stephanie Rapp to senior vice president, revenue strategy. She had been the company’s chief of staff. … Also at UNIVERSAL TELEVISION, Dan Shear was upped to senior vice president, comedy development.