Mark Kern returns to Hallmark Channel

Will serve as SVP communications and media relations

Mark J. Kern is returning to the Hallmark Channel as senior vp communications and media relations for the channel's parent company Crown Media.

He will report to Crown Media CEO William J. Abbott.

Kern was founding senior vp communications and publicity for Hallmark Channel and also served as vp corporate public relations for the Fox Broadcasting Co.

Most recently, Kern was an independent communications consultant.