NBCUniversal News Group Names Mark Kornblau SVP, Communications

The PR executive succeeds Kathy Kelly-Brown, who was recently tapped to lead the newly created Global Talent Booking division

NBCUniversal named Mark Kornblau senior vice president, Communications for the NBCUniversal News Group on Wednesday.

Kornblau succeeds Kathy Kelly-Brown, who recently was chosen to lead the newly created Global Talent Booking division for NBCUniversal. Kornblau will report to Pat Fili-Krushel, chairman, NBCUniversal News Group.

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In Kornblau’s new role, which he will begin on Feb. 17, the former JPMorgan Chase managing director of Corporate Communications will oversee the communications strategy for the NBCUniversal News Group, partnering with NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.

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Prior to his time at JPMorgan Chase, Kornblau served as communications director and spokesman for Ambassador Susan Rice at the United States Mission to the United Nations. He has served in senior communications roles on two U.S. presidential campaigns, on Capitol Hill and on U.S. House and Senate campaigns.

“Mark has an outstanding reputation as a communications executive,” said Fili-Krushel. “His broad range of experiences in the corporate, financial, government and political worlds make him the ideal candidate for this job and I have no doubt he will be a terrific addition to our team.”