CMT ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES AND PROMOTIONS IN MARKETING, PROGRAMMING, PRODUCTION AND EVENTS DEPARTMENTS

06/29/16

NASHVILLE – June 29, 2016 – CMT today announced several new hires and promotions in the Nashville-based marketing, programming, production and events departments.

Rory Levine recently joined as Vice President of Consumer Marketing where he leads CMT’s linear and digital marketing efforts in support of all programming and digital priorities. With a primary focus on scripted programming, high-profile music events and key brand initiatives, he is responsible for bringing viewers to CMT’s content on all screens with a data-driven marketing approach. Previously, Levine held several roles at BBC America, including Marketing Director. He also recently served as Director of Marketing & Communications at AIGA, the Professional Association for Design. He relocated to Nashville from New York and will report into Anthony Barton, Senior Vice President of Marketing.

Tessa Jordan has been appointed Vice President of Program Planning where she will manage CMT’s programming teams and is responsible for leading the scheduling and analysis process. A member of the Viacom Kids and Family Group since 2006, Jordan most recently served as Director of Nickelodeon Brand & Content Management for Viacom International. She recently relocated to Nashville from New York and will report into Suzanne Norman, Senior Vice President of Operations.

Heather DeVaney Graffagnino has been promoted to Vice President of Production Management. In this role, she oversees all in-house production management teams and works closely with executive producers and brand partners to develop the strategy, process and appropriate resources for show and event productions, including the network’s top-rated annual “CMT Music Awards,” “CMT Crossroads” and “CMT Artists of the Year.” Graffagnino also supervises the day-to-day operations of CMT’s Studio 330. She is based in Nashville and reports into Lee Ann Chmielewski-Larsen, EVP of Production for Viacom Kids and Family Group.

Quinn Brown has been promoted to Vice President of Production where he is responsible for the overall creative vision and quality control of the brand’s hosted news/entertainment shows from pre-production through post-production, including the successful long-running show, “CMT Hot 20 Countdown.” He is based in Nashville and reports into Jayson Dinsmore, Executive Vice President of Development and Programing.

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