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Paula Askanas Named EVP of Communications for Sony Pictures TV

Most recently served as SVP of media relations

Paula Askanas has been promoted from Sony Pictures Television's senior vice president of media relations to executive vice president of communications.

Askanas will oversees business and trade press, internal communication, and disseminating information about SPT's operations to U.S. and international media and to SPT employees.

"Paula’s ability to understand both a variety of businesses, as well as the diverse needs of our global operations, has made her a tremendous asset to the company," said SPT president Steve Mosko. "As SPT has grown and succeeded, so has she, and her relationships and our exceptional representation in the media are the proof."

Askanas joined the company as a director, working on consumer press for the studio’s television series, and was subsequently promoted to vice president and senior vice president.  Her role transitioned from consumer to business communications in 2005 and then expanded again when the group’s U.S. and international groups were combined. 

She previously worked for Arsenio Hall Communications, CBS and NBC News.

SPT has more than two dozen shows in production in the U.S. alone, including the broadcast series "Pan Am," "Unforgettable," "Community," and "Breaking Bad." Its syndicated shows include "The Dr. Oz Show," "Wheel of Fortune," and "Jeopardy!" Internationally, SPT has 15 wholly or jointly owned production companies and 120 channels.