PBS announced award-winning journalist and television executive Marie Nelson as vice president of the company’s news and public affairs.
In her new role, Nelson will work with executive producers from some of PBS most highly acclaimed news and public affairs series while also working with independent producers to develop innovative approaches to engage audiences in current events across multiple programs and platforms.
“PBS is among the top destinations for news and public affairs programming and I’m thrilled to help lead these efforts for PBS and its member stations,” Nelson said about her new role. “I look forward to working with all of PBS’ award-winning news and public affairs producers to bring important and informative stories to engage audiences in exciting ways.”
Outside of new promotions in television, Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports has named industry veteran Shawn “Pecas” Costner as senior management executive. Coming from 18 years of experience in the music business, Costner is resigning from his position as executive vice president at Def Jam to step into the world of entertainment and sports. Costner will begin fulfilling the role of his new title on December 1st, and will be tasked with helping to manage the careers of a growing list of superstar athletes like Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia, Victor Cruz, Skylar Diggins and Dez Bryant to name a few.
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