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Senior VP communications named for OWN

Disney/ABC Television Group's former senior VP of entertainment communications is moving over to Discovery to work for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
September 8, 2008

Disney/ABC Television Group’s former senior VP of entertainment communications is moving over to Discovery to work for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Nicole Nichols has been named senior vice president of communications and strategy for the new network, which is due to launch in 2009, and will report to OWN President Robin Schwartz.

‘One of the most respected communications professionals in the industry, Nicole brings a diverse set of skills to OWN, which range from an unparalleled strategic vision to a remarkable talent for implementing a strong corporate image, all of which will be invaluable to our mission,’ said Schwartz. ‘Nicole shares our goal to make OWN a multi-platform venture designed to empower, entertain and uplift.’

Nichols was responsible for strategic communications for five business units at Disney/ABC Television Group since 2005. Prior to joining Disney/ABC she worked at Fox Family Worldwide.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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