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The Ticker: Ross, Philbin, Kelly-Brown

  • ABC’s Brian Ross hit a jaywalking pedestrian outside the network’s headquarters Sunday evening. Ross says he was “slowly” pulling up to his parking spot when a 52-year-old former taxi driver walked in front of his BMW. The man suffered a broken arm, bruises and back pain.

  • Regis Philbin is scaling back his work at Fox Sports 1′s “Crowd Goes Wild” after the Super Bowl. Philbin actually told the NYTimes’ Richard Sandomir that he was leaving the show, but Fox Sports says he’s just taking February off, then returning on a limited basis.

  • NBCU PR exec Kathy Kelly-Brown has been named to the new role of SVP of Global Talent Booking. Working in collaboration with producers and bookers across NBCUniversal, Kelly-Brown will develop publicity opportunities for upcoming film, TV, book and music projects.

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Turness Appoints Two at NBC News

Deborah Turness, (left) the new president of NBC News, has added two to her executive team.

Ali Zelenko has been named Senior Vice President of NBC News Communications. Zelenko, who joins from TIME, will be the chief spokesperson for NBC News and have oversight of the media relations strategy for all of NBC News. Kathy Kelly-Brown, the SVP of Communications for the NBCUniversal News Group had been overseeing the NBC News media relations team since the departure of Lauren Kapp in April, 2012.

Zelenko, who in the past headed up PR in CNN’s Washington bureau, starts Sept. 25.

Also joining NBC News, Nicolina O’Rorke who will be CFO for the news division. O’Rorke was previously CFO for MSNBC and NBC Newsgathering.

NBCU News Group Chief Adds to Executive Ranks

Pat Fili-Krushel, named chairman of the NBCUniversal News group in July, which oversees NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC and The Weather Channel is adding to her executive team — including three women and three top CNBC executives to new roles. Kathy Kelly-Brown joins as SVP of Communications. She had been SVP of Corporate and Media Relations for NBCUniversal. Joanne O’Brien joins as SVP of Human Resources. She had been SVP of HR CNBC. Elisabeth Sami joins as SVP of Strategy & Business Development. Sami also joins from CNBC where she was SVP of Global Business Development. And another CNBCer, K.C. Sullivan, joins as SVP and CFO. He was CFO at CNBC.

In other transition news, Kevin Lord who had been EVP of Human Resources for NBC News has joined Gannett as Chief Human Resources Officer. A longtime NBC/GE employee, Lord led the Human Resources transition when Comcast acquired NBCUniversal. Lord joins another NBC alum at Gannett, Jeremy Gaines who left his job as head of media relations at MSNBC for head of Corporate Communications at Gannett in April.

Fili-Krushel’s note to staff after the jump…

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