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Discovery Names Brown to Communications Post

Discovery Inc., said it has named veteran communications executive Nathaniel Brown as EVP of global communications, based in New York.

Brown was most recently SVP corporate affairs and communications at 21st Century Fox. In his new role he will lead all global communications for Discovery and serve as the chief spokesperson for the company. He will report to David Leavy, Discovery’s chief corporate operations 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,” Discovery CEO David Zaslav said in a press release.

Discovery plans to move its corporate headquarters from Silver Spring, Md., to New York City, beginning in the fall. The company plans to consolidate its existing New York offices in the Flatiron District in the city. It also maintains a National Operations Headquarters facility in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Prior to joining 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. He began his career at Dan Klores Communications.

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“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 in a press release. “I am thrilled to join the Discovery team at this exciting time and to support the vision of its leadership."