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HECHTMAN EXITS KING WORLD

Burl Hechtman, president of King World Direct, ankled his post when his contract expired last Friday, the company said.

Jacob Weisbarth, King World Direct’s vice president of operation, will serve as acting president until a successor is named.

King World Direct is a direct marketing company and a subsidiary of King World Prods., which has produced and sold several wildlife home-videos and has sold non-entertainment products with Sears. King World did not comment on Hechtman’s plans or on candidates for his job.

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