Buzz Media Names Citron President

Los Angeles-based Buzz Media, which operates a network of online media sites focused on celebrities and music, disclosed this morning that it has tapped former TMZ general manager Alan Citron as its new President. According to Buzz Media, Citron will oversee programming, marketing, engineering, and product development at the firm. Citron has been advising Buzz Media since August of 2008. Citron has also previously served as President of MusicNet, President of USA Networks Interactive, and was Chairman of Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, among other positions. Current President, and founder Anthony Batt becmes Chief Creative Officer, and the firm also said it has promoted Karina Kogan to EVP of Marketing. Buzz Media, which until recently was known as Buzznet, runs a network of celebrity and music sites including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Idolator, and others.