Hewitt promoted at CW

Named senior vp of communications

Paul Hewitt has been promoted to senior vp of communications at The CW. Hewitt is succeeding Paul McGuire, who took a senior position running communications for Warner Bros. Entertainment earlier this week.

Hewitt will oversee and develop communications strategies and media relations for the network, and oversee program publicity campaigns.

"Paul is a skilled strategist with exceptional media contacts and an implicit understanding of The CW's young demographic and how to reach it across all platforms," said Dawn Ostroff, the network's entertainment president. "He is an outstanding public relations executive, a peerless writer and is well-respected inside and outside the company."

Hewitt has been vp of communications at the network since it was formed in 2006. Previously, he was vp of communications at UPN.