Veteran media and telecommunications executive John Orlando has founded Point52 Group, which will provide long-range strategic advice and counsel. Orlando has been on the front lines of advocacy for broadcasters and media companies. Most recently, he was part of the CBS senior management team as the executive vice president of global government affairs for CBS […]
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.
He will oversee over the company’s work in Washington, as well as with state and local governments. His promotion follows the retirement of Marty Franks who headed CBS’s Washington office. Orlando rejoined CBS in early 2006 as SVP, Washington. He has also served as CBS’s lead lobbyist.
The CBS SVP takes the seat formerly held by the network’s Marty Franks, who’s retiring at the end of the month.