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Discovery Hires 21st Century Fox PR Vet Nathaniel Brown to Lead Global Communications

Brown left Fox following the close of Disney’s acquisition

Discovery Inc. has hired Nathaniel Brown to lead PR efforts as executive vice president of global communications.

Brown, who left 21st Century Fox following the close of Disney’s acquisition of its film and TV assets, will lead all global corporate communications for Discovery, Inc. and serve as the chief spokesperson for the company. He will report to David Leavy, the company’s chief corporate operations officer. At 21st Century Fox, Brown was senior vice president, corporate affairs and media relations, where he served as the deputy global communications chief for the company’s portfolio of cable, broadcast, film and pay TV assets.

Last fall, Fox hired former White House communications director Hope Hicks to serve as its chief communications officer.

“We love Nathaniel’s global experience, roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic, and ability to work constructively with media and executives to help tell a story – he’ll be a key player in telling Discovery’s story as a global content engine, dedicated to powering people’s passions with the most trusted brands in the world,” said David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery.

Prior to joining 21st Century Fox in 2012, Brown led communications for MTV. From 2005 to 2008, he was senior vice president of corporate communications for XM Satellite Radio, and before that, he served as a communications executive at Sony BMG.

“Discovery is a remarkable company with a uniquely global outlook, programming that connects with curious and passionate audiences everywhere, and a commitment to transforming the television experience,” Brown said. “I am thrilled to join the Discovery team at this exciting time and to support the vision of its leadership.”