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Roll Call: Conservation International, Publicis Worldwide and Telemundo

Conservation International (CI) announced that it has appointed Meg Galloway Goldthwaite as its chief marketing officer. Goldthwaite will be responsible for CI’s marketing and communication efforts, including strategic partnerships, brand positioning and message development. Goldthwaite joins CI from Women for Women International (WfWI), where she served as senior director of strategy and innovation. Prior to that, she served as vice president for marketing and communications for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund where she amplified Haiti’s need for rebuilding lives and livelihoods by amplifying the stories of Haitians now creating a better future through smart, sustainable development. At the World Wildlife Fund, Meg brought Earth Hour—WWF’s signature initiative—to the United States in 2008, growing US participation to more than 80 million by 2010. (Release)

Publicis Worldwide North America has appointed Julie Levin chief marketing officer. In the new role, Levin will partner with business development and communications teams in the agency’s offices in a bid to improve both organic and new business growth. Starting September 8, she will be based in the Publicis North America flagship office in New York. Levin was previously at the Martin Agency, where she led and won pitches for Stoli and Sparkle Georgia Pacific, among others. Earlier Levin was head of business development at BBH/NY. (MediaPost)

The Telemundo Station Group has announced changes in its sales leadership team. Matt Boxer was named VP of business development, Joe Napolitano was named VP of the national sales offices and Jenney Valverde was named VP of sales marketing. Boxer spent 18 years at Univision working in various sales leadership positions at Univision’s local stations in Miami and New York. He has also served as VP of marketing and strategic solutions for the Univision Station Group and as SVP of the client development group. Boxer comes to Telemundo from Meredith Xcelerated Marketing. In his new role, he will lead a newly created team of five business development directors. Napolitano will oversee the National Sales Offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Mexico City. He has worked at Telemundo since 2004. Valverde was most recently the senior director of sales marketing for the Telemundo Station Group. She started her career with NBCUniversal as a page 17 years ago. (TVNewser)

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Roll Call: Telemundo Media, Widmeyer Communications, and Simon & Schuster

Telemundo Media announced the appointment of veteran marketing and communications executive David Alvarado as vice president of entertainment publicity. Alvarado is based in Miami will now be responsible for leading the publicity efforts for Telemundo’s alternative and prime time programming and productions, as well as working closely with Telemundo’s talent department to strategically position Telemundo’s prime time stars across electronic, print and online media platforms. He is in charge of developing cross-functional efforts in partnership with Telemundo Studios and the non-scripted production teams, as well as the execution of internal cross promotions efforts among Telemundo Media’s network shows, stations, affiliates, digital media, and the NBCUniversal properties. Alvarado will oversee publicity strategies for all network program launches including press events and tours aimed at maximizing exposure and visibility for the Telemundo properties across multiple media outlets. (Release)

Widmeyer Communications announced the promotion of Marina Stenos to vice president and director of Widmeyer’s PreK-12 team in its New York City office. In addition Tracey Bryan joins the PreK-12 team as vice president. Stenos has been a communications professional for nearly 20 years, working with varied clients. At Widmeyer, Stenos oversees NYC-based non-profit clients focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and various arts and philanthropy issues. Before joining Widmeyer, Bryan was President/CEO of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, a cross-sector partnership designed to bring leaders in business, economic development and education together to solve the problem of elevated high school dropout rates. (Release)

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Revolving Door: ‘CBS This Morning,’ Broadcast ratings, ‘Live With Kelly,’ and more

CBS News has named a new line up of producers and a director of production for CBS This Morning.

History Channel, BET, Telemundo, and Comedy Central were all ratings winners in 2011. [via Multichannel News]

Live With Kelly is actually doing better without Regis. It’s up 14 percent among women ages 25 to 54.

The founder of The Los Angeles Times Pressmen’s 20 Year Club Ed Padgett was fired this week for an unexplained reason.

Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter Bill Conlin resigned in anticipation of a Philadelphia Inquirer story containing allegations that Conlin molested four people when they were children. Today there’s a story containing allegations from two more women. The Philly Post jumps to his defense.

Piers Morgan gave testimony in the ongoing phone hacking investigation, stating that the Daily Mirror was not involved and didn’t hack anyone. However, when asked about how he got his hands on a voice message from Heather Mills (the former Mrs. Paul McCartney), his answer contradicts hers.

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Report: Scarce Local News on Telemundo

Free Press, the nonprofit organization dedicated to media reform founded in 2002, has released a report analyzing local news coverage on NBC and Telemundo stations following the merger with Comcast. As part of the merger deal, Comcast must submit a report on local coverage to the FCC each quarter.

According to the report, there is a disparity between the local coverage on Telemundo and other NBC stations. Moreover, the report states that the dearth of local news has been an issue since NBCUniversal purchased Telemundo in 2002.

*Update after the jump.

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