NBC promotes PR group

Barnett-Skorlich, Kelly-Brown, King pinned with VP stripes

NBC Entertainment has pinned veep stripes on publicity vets Jennifer Barnett-Skorlich, Kathy Kelly-Brown and Curt King.

Barnett-Skorlich will serve as veep of non-primetime, specials and alternative; Kelly-Brown will oversee entertainment programming information, NBC Studios and longform PR; and King will supervise primetime series publicity. Trio will report to Peacock senior VP of entertainment publicity Rebecca Marks, who announced the promotions Wednesday.

“Jennifer, Kathy and Curt are dedicated, effective publicists,” Marks said. “Their combined expertise has been one of the driving forces behind NBC’s success.”

Marks also announced the hiring of Wendy Luckenbill as senior press manager and Tom Bierbaum as ratings information specialist.

Barnett-Skorlich, most recently director of non-primetime programs for the Peacock, has been with NBC since 1992. She served as the main publicist for “The Tonight Show” until 1999.

Kelly-Brown also joined NBC in 1992; she left in 1994 for Warner Bros. Television, returning to NBC in 1999.

King has been based at NBC since 1991, publicizing series and movies. Most recently, he was exec director of primetime series publicity.

Before coming to NBC, Luckenbill was a publicity consultant for Viacom Prods., working on series such as “Ed.” and “Resurrection Blvd.”

Bierbaum is an ex-journo who worked for Daily Variety for 19 years before joining the now-defunct Inside.com as TV markets editor.

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