Departed Yahoo Exec Joins Comcast

Former Yahoo executive Karin Gilford has officially joined Comcast as senior vice president of Fancast and online entertainment.

Gilford — whose departure from Yahoo just became known a few days ago — will be in charge of growing Comcast’s online entertainment presence. As the title suggests, one of her main responsibilities will be developing Fancast, the company’s online video service.

It’s a role Gilford knows well: Her job at Yahoo was VP and general manager of Yahoo Entertainment, meaning she oversaw services such as Yahoo Movies, Games, and Music. She also headed up the relaunch of Yahoo TV, leading it to double its previous traffic and revenue.

A replacement at Yahoo has not yet been named.