NBC Sports Group Names Hughes SVP Of Communications

Former Turner executive Greg Hughes has been tapped to head communications for the NBC Sports Group.

As senior vice president, Hughes will oversee all of NBC Sports Group's communications and media relations strategy for a portfolio that includes NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Versus and 11 regional sports networks.

"Having known Greg for many years, I consider him one of the most talented sports communications executives in the business," said NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus, to whom Hughes will report. "I look forward to having him lead our incredible NBC Sports Group communications team, as we head toward an exciting year with the beginning of our new NHL deal, the Super Bowl and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games."

Hughes added: "I'm thrilled to be joining a great team of communications professionals and an exciting new venture in the NBC Sports Group. To again have the chance to work closely with Mark Lazarus is obviously a tremendous opportunity."

Most recently, Hughes served as president of Sedan Communications, a public relations firm he founded in 2007, which represented major sports media companies, including NBC Sports.

Prior to that Hughes spent 19 years with Turner Broadcasting, the last 16 heading up all sports-related public and media relations efforts.