SBD/March 1, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The NFL has hired Philadelphia Inquirer Exec Sports Editor JIM COHEN to be Senior Coordinating Producer on NFL Network, and former ABC News Bureau Chief DAVID EATON as News Editor for NFL Media Group -- two new positions. Both execs will be based in L.A. (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 2/21 issue)....Comcast SportsNet Chicago has promoted GREG BOWMAN to VP/Programming and JOYCE BREWER to VP/Finance & HR (CSN)....Blue Jackets Dir of Event Presentation & Production KIMBERLY KERSHAW "will resign at season's end to spend more time with her three children." Kershaw has overseen game-night operations since '00 (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 2/27)....The Nets have named LEWIS GIBBONS Assistant GM of Barclays Center (THE DAILY)....Barcelona Management Group has named SCOTT ATKINS President & Managing Partner (THE DAILY)....The Big Sky Conference has hired Loyola Univ. Maryland Media Relations Assistant MEGAN LOBDELL as Media Relations Dir (Big Sky)....Whalers Sports & Entertainment has hired Newark Bears Dir of Ticket Sales & Operations NICHOLAS CRISCUOLO as New Business Development Dir (THE DAILY).

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