Jake Urbanski is returning to Viacom as head of Comedy Central scripted publicity, which places him at the vice president level there. The Netflix and NBC News alum will report to Steve Albani from the cable channel’s Hollywood offices.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Jake back into the fold.,” Albani, an SVP, said. “He possesses an incredibly strategic mind and the institutional knowledge he holds from his prior time with Viacom, plus the experience he gained at NBC and Netflix make him the perfect person to help lead Comedy Central into the future. So excited for his Netflix NDA to lapse.”
Urbanski led Netflix’s unscripted and stand-up publicity for a brief time. Before that he was communications director at NBC News, where he focused on the Lester Holt-anchored “NBC Nightly News.”
Urbanski first joined Viacom in 2008. He spent eight years working for in corporate communications and in MTV PR.