June 26, 2013 |
The Clippers had a big day Wednesday when they introduced Doc Rivers, who became the team's coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. The Clippers hope to have another big day Thursday during the NBA draft. They have a first-round pick at No. 25, a selection the Clippers hope will benefit the team. PHOTOS: Doc Rivers introduced as Clippers coach Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, said they enter the draft looking for an athletic and defensive-minded wing player, or someone with a good outside shot who can help improve their bench.
October 28, 2011 |
The Angels will hold a noon news conference Saturday to introduce Jerry Dipoto as their general manager, according to people familiar with the search process but who are not authorized to speak publicly until the official announcement. Since Major League Baseball discourages teams from making announcements during the World Series, Angels vice president of communications Tim Mead would neither confirm nor deny the news on Friday. Dipoto, 43, spent the past six seasons as Arizona's senior vice president of scouting and player development.
June 1, 2011 |
Emily Smith has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president of digital for the Los Angeles Times Media Group, underscoring the news organization's increasing focus on digital media. Smith will oversee new ways to deploy content through online and mobile platforms, and will also lead efforts to generate revenue from these initiatives. "One of [the company's] overarching goals is to ensure our digital portfolio best reflects our commitment to being Southern California's No. 1 source for news and information, anytime and anywhere," said Kathy Thomson, Times president and chief operating officer.
May 12, 2011 |
Cable giant Comcast Corp. has hired Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker as senior vice president of government affairs for its NBCUniversal unit. Baker, who will leave the FCC when her term expires in June, is the latest hire for Comcast, which has been beefing up its already formidable lobbying team since taking over NBCUniversal. Earlier this year, Comcast wooed National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. President Kyle McSlarrow away from the association to be president of Comcast/NBCUniversal Washington.
January 7, 2011 |
National Public Radio's admission that it botched the handling of Juan Williams' termination last year, resulting in the resignation of its top news executive Thursday, seems certain to reignite a push by conservatives in Congress to cut government funding for the news organization. The sponsor of a bill to eliminate NPR's taxpayer support ? as well as a proposal to stop federal money for all of public broadcasting, including TV ? said the re-airing of the Williams affair this week would put more heat on institutions already unpopular with congressional Republicans.
August 9, 2010 |
An executive who oversees hardware engineering for the iPhone is leaving Apple Inc., a company spokesman said Monday. Apple did not say why the executive, Mark Papermaster, senior vice president of iPhone and iPod hardware engineering, was leaving the company. Papermaster couldn't be reached for comment. But according to news reports, Papermaster apparently was being left out of the decision-making process and had lost the confidence of Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Papermaster's departure adds to Apple's public relations woes related to its new iPhone 4. The controversy has been dubbed "antennagate" because of reception problems that have plagued the device since its launch in June.