3:00pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
HBO Promotes Longtime Network Exec Nancy Lesser
Nancy Lesser is moving up at HBO.
The premium cable channel has promoted the network veteran to executive vp media and talent relations. As part of her new role, she now will oversee all program publicity efforts for HBO's drama and comedy series, original movies, miniseries and specials.
Lesser, who most recently held the position of senior vp media and talent relations, has been at the pay cabler for 31 years. She started in the New York offices before she moved to Los Angeles to run the West Coast media relations department, later adding oversight of the talent relations department to her responsibilities.
The news of the promotion comes two weeks after an executive shuffle at the network that saw drama head Michael Ellenberg exit and comedy exec Casey Bloys' purview expanded to include all HBO series, late night and specials.
Lesser will continue to report to executive vp corporate communications Quentin Schaffer.