NASHVILLE-BASED CMT ELEVATES MARGARET COMEAUX, LUCIA FOLK AND ANNE OAKLEY TO VICE PRESIDENT

01/13/15

NASHVILLE – January 13, 2015 – Viacom Media Network’s CMT has elevated Margaret Comeaux, Lucia Folk and Anne Oakley each from senior director to vice president; it was announced today by Brian Philips, President, CMT. Comeaux, Folk and Oakley will continue to operate out of the cable channel’s Nashville headquarters.

As Vice President of Music and Events Production for CMT, Comeaux will continue to oversee the creation, development and production of music and live event specials for the network. She serves as executive producer in charge of such top-rated shows as the annual CMT MUSIC AWARDS, CMT CROSSROADS, CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR and the recent CMT ULTIMATE KICKOFF PARTY LIVE FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Comeaux has worked on over 50 episodes of the critically-acclaimed series CMT CROSSROADS, working with some of the biggest names in music across genres. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Comeaux joined CMT in 2000. She has 20 years’ experience in TV, and is a member of the Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music, NARAS and SOURCE.

Lucia Folk was elevated to Vice President of Public Affairs at CMT, where she will continue to oversee corporate social responsibility and government affairs for the network. She launched CMT’s public affairs division and created the channel’s national call to volunteerism, CMT One Country, which promotes civic participation to the network’s 92 million viewers. Folk leads CMT’s involvement with the Academies of Nashville in Metro Nashville Public Schools, and promotes education to a national audience through CMT Empowering Education. Her education efforts have been applauded nationally, and her work was featured at the recent Clinton Global Initiative-America. Folk joined CMT in 2002, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned a master’s degree from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She holds leadership roles in many local non-profits, including the Advisory Council for Hands on Nashville, the Board of Directors of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.

As Vice President of Radio and Ancillary Business, Anne Oakley is charged with day-to-day oversight of CMT Radio and additional revenue-generating projects for the network. Oakley has been instrumental in the growth of CMT Radio Networks, which includes three syndicated shows hosted by Cody Alan, reaching over 250 stations and nearly three million listeners. She spearheaded the network’s partnership with iHeart Radio, expanding CMT’s footprint and making CMT host and radio personality Cody Alan as the voice of the long-running syndicated show, After MidNite. Since joining the network in 2005, Oakley has worked on a number of retail initiatives and enterprise projects including feature films, TV movies, DVD production, book publishing and CMT On Tour to name a few. Oakley is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, and a member of the Country Music Association (CMA).

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CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.


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