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Hewitt Upped to VP at UPN

Paul Hewitt has been promoted to vice president of communications at UPN, according to Joanna Lowry, senior VP of media relations, to whom he continues to report.

Hewitt handles corporate media relations for UPN, as well as executive speechwriting for both CBS and UPN, where he has been since May 2001.

Prior to joining the network, Hewitt spent one year at international public-relations firm Pryor & Associates and at an Internet start-up. Before that, he spent five years at Fox Broadcasting Co., where he was manager of corporate media relations and a research analyst.

Hewitt graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.