Joanne Burns, VP of research for Buena Vista TV, has been promoted to supervise research for the studio’s network television arm as well. Burns joined the studio as exec director of research in 1989 and was named veepee two years later.

Deborah Hamberlin is joining NBC as vice president, affiliate advertising & promotion services, at NBC, having most recently been creative services director at KUTV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City. She’ll replace Martha Pell Stanville, who is leaving to join Fred Hayman Beverly Hills as vice president, public relations.

Michael Loman has been named exec producer of “Sesame Street,” replacing Dulce Singer, who announced earlier that she would retire from the PBS-Children’s Television Workshop series at the end of this season. Loman was a writer on “All in the Family” and has been a producer on such shows as “Newhart” and “The Hogan Family.”

Ken Dubow has joined Newgard Entertainment Ltd. as exec VP, becoming a partner and board member of the independent TV syndication company. Dubow joins the company from Blair Entertainment, where he was VP-director of Eastern sales, and will be based in Newgard’s New York office.

Billy Manger has joined Dazu Advertising as president of its newly formed audio/visual division, Dazu/Manger. Manger is a former VP and co-director of Seiniger Advertising. He will oversee creation of all audio visual advertising vehicles for both theatrical and non-theatrical venues and will train and develop new talent within the division. There is no replacement at Seiniger.

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