Viacom and CBS continue to make senior executive changes for their expected merger, naming Viacom veteran Julia Phelps executive vice president-chief communications and corporate marketing officer, ViacomCBS.
She will report to Bob Bakish, president-CEO of Viacom, who will become president-CEO of ViacomCBS when the deal closes.
This follows the announcement yesterday of Anthony DiClemente as executive vice president of investor relations at ViacomCBS.
Phelps had been executive vice president of communications, culture and marketing at Viacom since April 2017. Before that, she had served as executive vice president of communications at Viacom International Media Networks, overseeing Viacom's international brands.
Dana McClintock, executive vice president-chief communications officer for CBS, will continue in that role for the CBS-branded businesses, reporting to Joe Ianniello, president/acting CEO of CBS, who will become chairman-CEO of CBS in the combined company.
Subject to regulatory approval, the merger deal is expected to close by the end of 2019.