Exec Shuffle

William J. Wilkinson has been elevated to VP and exec assistant to the chairman at Capital Cities/ABC, a new position overseeing human resources and assisting chairman Thomas S. Murphy in overseeing operations. Wilkinson, formerly VP/human resources, has been with ABC since 1973. Murphy reclaims the CEO title from Dan Burke in February.

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Jeffrey R. Ruhe has joined ESPN as senior VP/ESPN Intl. Ruhe was president and chief operating officer at Prime SportsChannel Networks.

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Michael C. Lang has been promoted to senior VP/business affairs, broadcast operations and engineering at the ABC TV Network Group. A 20-year network veteran, Lang has been VP in that area since 1991.

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The Motion Picture Assn. of America has promoted Paul C. McIntire to director of worldwide research and Lori Bushman to manager of statistical services.

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Michael Sande has been named director of public relations for Theatre Corp. of America. Sande, formerly with the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut and A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, will be responsible for all media relations and promotions for TCA theatrical presentations at the Pasadena Playhouse, the Alex Theatre in Glendale, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts and the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego, the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara and the Warnors Theatre in Fresno. The Rick Miramontez Co. remains TCA’s public relations firm of record, reporting to Sande.

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NBC News said two women with young children will share a job as a network reporter, the first arrangement of its kind in such a high-profile job. Lisa Rudolph, a reporter and anchor at New York station WCBS, and Victoria Corderi, a reporter at WABC, will jointly hold a job as a reporter for the newsmagazine shows “Now With Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric” and “Dateline NBC.” Corderi had previously been with CBS News, working on shows including “48 Hours” and “Street Stories.” She has a 19-month-old daughter and is expecting another child this spring. Rudolph has a 5-month-old daughter.

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