Sara David, who ran unopposed, was elected Vice President of WGA East representing online media members, and Kathy McGee beat out two other candidates to become Vice President representing members working in the news sector. transmission/cable/broadcast.
David, a Paramount+/Viacom CBS digital editor for unscripted series, currently sits on the WGA East Council, the guild’s governing body. McGee, a news writer at WCBS New York City, has been a member of the guild’s Council and its Committee for Inclusion and Equity.
This is the union’s first election since its members voted overwhelmingly in June to amend the WGAE constitution and restructure the union to ensure “more balanced representation” among its three working sectors: film/television/streaming, broadcast/cable/ streaming news and media online
In the only other contested race, six members, all incumbents, have been re-elected to the Council representing the film/TV/streaming sector: Erica Saleh, AM Homes, Monica Lee Bellais, Gina Gionfriddo, Tian Jun Gu and Kaitlin . fountain.
Two other candidates, who ran unopposed to represent the online media sector, were also elected to the Council. They are Susan Rinkunas and Jessica Schulberg.
The Council now consists of 20 Council members: 12 Film/TV/Broadcast Council members, five Online Media Council members, and three Broadcast/Cable/Broadcast News Council members, plus five officers: President, Secretary -Treasurer and three vice presidents, one from each work sector.
The election of the president, secretary-treasurer and vice president of the guild representing the film/TV/streaming sector will take place next year.
Ending their two-year terms with another year in office are President Michael Winship, Secretary-Treasurer Christopher Kyle, and Vice President Lisa Takeuchi Cullen who now represents the Film/TV/Broadcast sector.