Exec Shuffle

Karen Kanemoto has been upped to VP of finance for Paramount Domestic TV. She was exec director of business planning and development for Paramount Home Video.

Michael Fricklas has been appointed VP and deputy general counsel at Viacom Intl. Fricklas, who was VP/general counsel at Minorco (USA) Inc., a Denver-based mining and agribusiness company, will focus on Viacom mergers and acquisitions.

Catherine Smith, a 15-year veteran in the New York radio market, has been named news director of Shadow — New York.

She will develop format-specific newscasts for stations in the New York market, beginning as afternoon drive news anchor on adult-contemporary WMXV.

Lloyd Komesar is the new Eastern region VP for Buena Vista Television, where he will be responsible for management of East Coast sales and of the North Coast territory.

Komesar joined BVTV in 1988 and most recently served as exec director, Southwest sales, of the Dallas office.

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