Hulu Appoints Fox Veteran to Lead Communications Team

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Gaude Paez

Gaude Paez joins Hulu from Fox Broadcasting Company.

Hulu has tapped Fox PR veteran Gaude Paez as vice president and head of corporate communications. 

Paez, who begins her new job on Monday, will lead Hulu's external communications and will report directly to CEO Mike Hopkins. 

Prior to joining Hulu, Paez was senior vp corporate communications and digital publicity for Fox. During her seven years with Fox, she was responsible for the broadcast network's corporate positioning and also managed issues related to network performance, executive leadership, program development, marketing, digital initiatives, audience strategy and research. She has also held roles at Yahoo, TV startup Veoh Networks and PR agency Burson-Marsteller. 

Hopkins has been building his executive team since he was hired in 2013, among them appointing Craig Erwich as head of content. But he had yet to appoint an executive to oversee communications strategy for the streamer. Barrie Gruner, who has led external communications at Hulu since 2013, will continue to oversee PR for Hulu original series and acquisitions, talent relations and events and will report to CMO Jenny Wall.