Michael Bonner has been named veepee of business development for Barry Diller’s USA Broadcasting.
Bonner will be responsible for strategic planning and developing business opportunities for USA’s TV station group, which has just rolled out its “CityVision” local programming format on its Miami outlet.
Bonner reports to Julius Genachowski, senior VP and general counsel for USA Broadcasting.
Bonner comes to USA after serving as director of financial operations for SF Broadcasting, the former joint venture of USA and News Corp. that was recently acquired by Emmis Broadcasting.
Before SF, Bonner worked as director of financial operations for Savoy Pictures, which, in 1996, merged with the Diller-led conglom now known as USA Networks Inc.