DeDe Lea, executive vice president of global public policy and government relations at ViacomCBS, has been appointed to the National Association of Broadcasters Television Board of Directors by Television Board Chair Emily Barr in accordance with NAB by-laws. The appointment is effective immediately. Lea oversees all government affairs and public policy work for ViacomCBS globally. […]
Viacom veteran DeDe Lea has been tapped to head public policy and governmental relations for ViacomCBS. Lea has been Viacom’s head lobbyist since 2013. When merger of Viacom and CBS is complete, Lea will serve as EVP of global public policy and government affairs, reporting to ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish. She succeeds CBS’s John Orlando who is leaving the company once the merger is complete.