EmptyABC News NABS PALIN
ABC News' Charles Gibson has snagged the first interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin since she was named the GOP's vice presidential pick more than a week ago. Details of the interview have not been announced, but it's likely to take place within the next week and appear on all ABC News platforms, including "World News With Charles Gibson" and possibly a primetime hour.
Ion Television is set to launch a rebranding campaign today, positioning itself as a general entertainment network to attract younger viewers. The campaign includes a new look, logo and Web site along with new advertisers and distributors.
WILDBRAIN CALLS DEAN
Wildbrain, which develops and produces TV programming, film, commercial content and licensed merchandise, has tapped Marge Dean as GM of Wildbrain Animation Studios. Dean was vp animation at Technicolor.
NEW TOPPER AT MAGNA
Elizabeth Herbst-Brady has been named president of Magna. She was general sales manager/senior vp syndication ad sales at Twentieth TV.