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CTHRA

The Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association has named Rob Fodge, vice president and human resources at Comcast Business, and NJ Pesci, senior vice president of human resources at Scripps Networks Interactive, to its board of directors.

NBCUNIVERSAL

Klaudia Bermudez has joined NBCUniversal as senior vice president, general manager, Latin America, Universal Networks International. She had been senior VP and GM of SPE Networks Latin America, Sony Pictures Television’s networks business in the region.

NIELSEN

Nielsen has named Ben Billingsley senior vice president, Global Watch Marketing and Communications. He comes from The Horn Group, where he was a partner.

Also, Flavie Lemarchand-Wood was elevated to vice president, deputy communications director, Global Watch Marketing and Communications.

Finally, Kristie Stegen was tapped as global head of internal communications.

TRUTV

TruTV has hired three executive producers for its original programming team: Christine Walters, Mitchell Rosenbaum and Deb Savo. Also, Brian Silbert was hired as senior producer.

TURNER

Veronica Sheehan was promoted to senior vice president, Global Network, Technology & Studio Operations at Turner Broadcasting System. She had been senior VP, Global Network and Technology Operations.

Also, Turner has upped Dawn Simonton to vice president of network partnerships. She had been senior director, operations and production management at Turner Sports.

UNIVISION

Friday Abernethy has been named senior vice of content distribution at Univision Communications, a new post responsible for cable, satellite and telco distribution efforts and digital distribution. She had been EVP, distribution sales and marketing at TV Guide Network.

UP

Linda Ruffins has joined cable network UP as Chicago-based vice president, advertising sales, responsible for the Midwest region. She comes from NBCUniversal, where she was director of sales for the Bravo and NBCU portfolio.

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