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Roll Call: Ketchum China, NBCUniversal and More

Jane Morgan has been named VP and director of Ketchum Greater China Consumer Brand Practice. Morgan will report to Sean Fitzgerald, partner and EVP of Ketchum Greater China. In her most recent role, Morgan served as VP of Ketchum’s Hong Kong Consumer Brand Practice after transferring from the firm’s London office. In the new role, Morgan will help monitor the consumer brand practices at all five of Ketchum’s China offices; she will also work closely with Vivien Teo, the newly appointed head of digital strategy for the Greater China operation, to further the ongoing integration of digital communications into the firm’s China work. (CampaignAsia)

NBCUniversal has promoted Anand Kini to executive vice president of strategy and business insight. In this new role, Kini will assume responsibility for data-driven consumer and business insights and will continue to shape and develop NBCUniversal’s long term strategic direction. He will also be responsible for evaluating entertainment consumption, advertising monetization and the emergence of new viewership platforms to better inform NBCUniversal decision making. Additionally, Kini will be managing the existing research infrastructure and creating new capabilities to best support the businesses’ needs. Most recently, Kini served as the senior vice president, strategic planning and development since July, 2011. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Kini held the position of senior vice president, financial planning and analysis for Comcast Cable Communications, LLC. (Variety)

Rita Mullin has been promoted to general manager, Science Channel, effective as of June 2. Formerly, Rita was the executive vice president, programming and development at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, overseeing program development and current programming. An 18-year Discovery veteran, Mullin served as senior vice president, content strategy for Discovery Fit & Health, as well as roles at TLC and Discovery Health Channel, where she created and executed many successful series for all three networks. Her experience includes managing programming, production, development, marketing and communications during her career at Discovery Communications. (Release)

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) has promoted HollywoodLife.com’s executive editor William Earl to the company’s new role of senior editor of PMC Brands. Earl will work with managing editors across all PMC brands to enhance site metrics and readership, advise on editorial operations across all aspects of site coverage to augment content quality and overall engagement with PMC’s growing audiences. He will also work with PMC product teams to improve content workflows and tools for all sites. Earl first joined HollywoodLife.com brand in early 2011. Quickly moving up the ranks from weekend editor to senior editor and then managing editor, before reaching his most recent post as executive editor, Earl has helped shape the site’s distinctive editorial voice. His tenacious drive and his deep knowledge of digital media has helped propel HollywoodLife.com’s traffic to its current 25 million unique views per month. (Release)

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