Viacom Names Top Investor Relations Exec

James Bombassei, who had been VP of investor relations for Viacom, has been named senior VP, investor relations, for the new Viacom.

The company Tuesday officially split off from CBS, at least in terms of the stock and the core businesses that have been divided up for operational flexibility.

CBS and Viacom remain under common executive leadership under Chairman Sumner Redstone. This couldn't be a more pivotal time for communicating the value of the new Viacom's assets to current and potential shareholders," said CFO Michael Dolan, to whom Bombassei reports.

Bombassei has been with the company since 1992.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.