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Kelly Wallace Leaves CBS News to Join NBC’s iVillage at Correspondent/Spokeswoman

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CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace has left that network for a new gig as chief correspondent at the NBC-owned website iVillage.

What’s interesting about Wallace’s gig is that she will also serve as spokeswoman for the website.

“She’s embedded with the business…she’s at the table as we’re making decisions,” Jodi Kahn, an executive vice president at iVillage told The New York Times. WebNewser has more.

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iVillage Names Syfy Exec. Mirian Arias VP of Communications

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Mirian Arias has made a move within the NBC Universal family, jumping Syfy, formerly Sci Fi Channel to iVillage as vice president of communications.

At iVillage, she will lead external and internal communications, overseeing press outreach, media-relations strategy, and employee communications and reporting to executive VP Jodi Kahn and Hilary Smith, senior VP of communications for NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks.

Lauren A. Meller joined iVillage as VP of communications in October 2009 from Yahoo! An iVillage spokesperson told PRNewser today that she “left to pursue other interests.”

iVillage previously worked with agency Kaplow Communications on a project basis. They now work with Zeno Group.

Here’s one area where iVillage can use an update: their press release page. The last release posted is from August 2008, and returns an error page when one clicks on the link. “That is a project we need to work on” said the iVillage spokesperson PRNewser spoke with.

Lauren A. Meller Joins iVillage as VP of Communications

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Lauren A. Meller, former Director of Corporate Communications for Advertising & Sales at Yahoo!, has joined iVillage as Vice President of Communications. Meller spent seven years at Yahoo. In her knew role, she will jointly report to Jodi Kahn, Executive Vice President of iVillage and Hilary Smith, Senior Vice President of Communications for NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks.

Meller’s background includes work as Senior Public Relations Manager for Epinions, Inc. and Public Relations Manager for Excite @ Home. She began her career in 1995 at Porter Novelli.

iVillage is in the midst of a re-launch and Director of Communications Mary Ellen Mooney said that most PR is being handled internally, however the company does have a “limited engagement” with agency Kaplow Communications to assist with re-launch PR efforts.