Disney/ABC Names Arias Communications VP

Communications executive Mirian Arias has been named the new vice president, daytime communications, Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG). She will report to Kevin Brockman, executive vice president, global communications DATG.

Working closely with Brian Frons, president, daytime, DATG, Arias will be responsible for all communication efforts for DATG Daytime, SOAPnet and ABC Media Productions, including corporate, consumer, marketing and affiliate-related publicity. She will also oversee all talent relation efforts for the division.

Arias joins DATG from NBCUniversal, where she worked since 2009. Most recently she was VP, communications, iVillage, overseeing both external and internal communications for the essential digital women’s brand. She began her career at NBCU as director, communications, Syfy.

Prior to her stint at NBCU, Arias was director of communications at Nickelodeon Networks. She spent five years at Oxygen Media. She began her career in communications at BWR Public Relations, where she handled publicity efforts for an array of film and television actors as well as corporate clients such as the Nantucket Film Festival, NIKE Entertainment and Source Enterprises.

She was educated at Boston University, graduating with a degree in mass communications and public relations.

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