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Roll Call: Former ABC News Reporter Joins Ogilvy PR

Emmy-winning business journalist Betsy Stark is joining Ogilvy Public Relations as MD of content and media strategy, a new position at the firm. In this role, Stark will provide clients with counsel on media strategy (including social media) and help produce original content. Stark, who’s also a Peabody award winner, was previously an ABC News reporter, making appearances on shows including GMA and World News. She also covered the Obama inauguration and other current events issues during her 12 years there. She has been working with Ogilvy for the past year on a consultant basis.

Disney‘s president of movie marketing, MT Carney, has left the company after just 20 months. She worked on films including The Help and Cars 2. Immediately prior to her departure, the New York Times published a lengthy article about Carney’s struggles to overcome her “outsider” position in a role the paper calls “Hollywood’s most influential marketing position.” Prior to joining Disney, Carney was founder of the New York advertising firm, Naked NY.

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Discovery Communications Vet Steps In at Hallmark

Annie Howell has joined the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel as interim SVP of communications and media relations. The position is slated to last three months, but could extend for a longer period of time.

Previously, Howell was SVP of comms at Discovery Communications. She was with the company for 11 years. She also has agency experience with firms such as Powell Tate.

Howell fills the position vacated by Mark Kern, who left the company in the spring to join The Hub, the entertainment joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro.