Corporate Communications Changes At Univision

Univision today named Beatriz Pedrosa-Guanche senior vice president, corporate communications based in Miami. “We are excited to welcome Beatriz into the Univision team,” said Pierluigi Gazzolo, president and chief transformation officer of Univision. “Beatriz is a global communications leader with more than two decades of marketing and communications experience that will help support our ongoing […]

Brian Peterson Joins Newsmax As PR Chief

Newsmax Media has hired Brian Peterson, a longtime public relations executive at Fox cable and regional sports networks and the NFL among other places, as SVP of communications and marketing for the Newsmax TV parent, reporting to CEO Christopher Ruddy.

Paul McGuire Exits Warner Bros. Corporate Communications, Plans To Open PR Shop

Disney Names Diane Jurgens New CIO

CBS’s Dana McClintock Leaving After 27 Years

CBS Chief Communications Officer Dana McClintock is exiting the company at the end of June. He’s worked in the CBS communications department for 27 years. As often happens in a merger situation, the outgoing CEO’s — Joe Ianniello, an interim one, in this case — communications lead follows him or her out the door.

Jennifer Khoury, Adam Miller Elevated To New Roles At Comcast

Harold Burson, A Giant In PR, Dies At 98

His skills were called upon in a Tylenol-tampering case and a devastating gas leak in India. In 1999, he was named the century’s most influential P.R. figure.

Marie Moore Out As WarnerMedia Communications SVP

Communications Exec Arthur Sando Dies

Sando, a trusted counselor to such luminaries as Ted Turner, Roger King and Joe Torre, headed public relations functions at Turner Broadcasting System, King World/CBS and Ion Media and provided long-term counsel to the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation. He was 71.

Another Major Consolidation Move For WPP

WPP has merged two of its PR giants — Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe. WPP says the combined agency is one of the world’s largest PR networks, with expertise in digital and integrated communications, across all industry sectors.

OPEN MIKE BY TED FARAONE

GLAAD Goofed With Its ‘Duck’ Call

Phil Robertson’s religious beliefs are of no interest to me or to a great many other Americans, I should think. I have no idea why GQ magazine, which is aimed at fashionable men, took an interest in a scruffy guy with a beard. Now, however, the host of A&E’s Duck Dynasty has become a rallying point for those who oppose the aims of GLAAD, after the civil rights group called attention to his anti-gay remarks in the magazine. Great. That’s just what gay rights need, a popular spokesman for homophobia. If GLAAD had not called attention to Robertson’s GQ interview, it probably would have got all the attention it deserves, which is to say almost none.