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MSNBC Adds Two Directors to Comms Team

MSNBC has added two directors to its media relations team: Tanya Hayre, who joins from Fox News, and Lauren Skowronski, who was promoted to her current position. Both directors will report to Jeremy Gaines, VP of communications.

According to Gaines, the two directors positions were created to capitalize on the talent available.  “We have two strong players, so now we have two directors,” he says.

They will work on a variety of shows including those airing during primetime and Morning Joe. Alana Russo, who was previously senior director of media relations, joined CW as VP of corp comms in October.

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MSNBC Media Relations Director Named VP at CW

Alana Russo has joined The CW as VP of corporate communications in the Burbank, CA office. Among her responsibilities, she will handle outreach to the trade and business press relating to network execs, marketing strategies, digital efforts, and other areas. Russo will report to Paul Hewitt, SVP of network communications.

Previously, she was senior director of media relations for MSNBC based in New York. In the role, which she held since 2007, she worked on network communications strategy, including messaging for interviews and managing publicity for the network’s primetime programming and ratings. She worked on programs like The Rachel Maddow Show and the 2008 Presidential election.