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UMC’s Traci Otey Blunt Named to NFL SVP Communications Post

Urban Movie Channel president Traci Otey Blunt has been named senior vice president of corporate communications for the National Football League, the company said Friday.

Blunt, who served as the president of BET founder Robert Johnson's African-American targeted OTT subscription streaming service since 2017, will now lead communications strategies across key areas within the NFL, including current affairs, business operations, NFL Media, government affairs, health and safety and social responsibility, according to the league.

Prior to joining Johnson's RLJ Entertainment and UMC in 2008, Blunt worked in various communications and public affairs positions, including at two global PR agencies as well as on mayoral, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns.

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“We are excited to have Traci join the communications team and welcome her to the NFL family,” said Jocelyn Moore, executive vice president of communications and public affairs, to whom Blunt will report. “Traci has a wide range of experience across various business sectors that will be a tremendous asset to the League, and we look forward to the leadership and energy that she will bring to the NFL.”