Melanie Frankel has joined USA Network as veep of original comedy series. She was previously director of comedy at ABC Studios.TNT and TBS Originals has upped David Wolkis to veep of production. He’s been with Turner since 2000. Bill Hartnett and John Sollecito have joined Current TV as exec veep of marketing and senior veep of cross platform research, respectively. Hartnett comes from NBC. Sollecito had been with the Associated Press. KCET has tapped Kirk Kopic as senior exec of corporate sponsorships. Kopic was previously with tech firm MeeVi. NBCUniversal has upped four tech and production execs: Stacy Brady to general manager, news field and production operations; Ian Trombley to g.m., East Coast television and on-air operations; Jeff Mayzurk to g.m., West Coast technical operations; and Marc Siry to senior veep, media products and advanced technology.
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