Primedia plucks ABC News’ PR pro

NEW YORK: Primedia has snatched Eileen Murphy away from ABC to head up its corporate communications.

NEW YORK: Primedia has snatched Eileen Murphy away from ABC to head up its corporate communications.

NEW YORK: Primedia has snatched Eileen Murphy away from ABC to head

up its corporate communications.



Murphy, previously ABC News’ VP pf communications, certainly has her

work cut out for her, as Primedia made a slew of announcements last week

in an effort to cast itself as a major player in the new media

environment.



Liberty Media and Internet powerhouse CMGI have both taken a 5% stake in

the company.



During her seven-year tenure at ABC, Murphy headed up communications for

ABC News in Washington, DC and in New York. Prior to joining ABC, she

was director of PR for Turner Broadcasting System.



The media giant also beefed up the responsibilities of Jeff Ballabon,

currently EVP of public affairs at Primedia’s Channel One Network. He

will also serve as VP of public policy for Primedia, a new position.



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