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Alana Russo joins CW as veep

PR vet will serve as VP of corporate communications

Alana Russo has joined the CW as veepee of corporate communications.

Russo will oversee trade and business press for the netlet, reporting to senior veep Paul Hewitt.

“Alana possesses all of the qualities of a topnotch communications executive,” Hewitt said in announcing the appointment. “She’s smart, resourceful, well respected and insightful.”

Russo had been senior director of media relations for MSNBC since 2007. She previously worked as communications manager at NBC Sports and in the communications department at Fox Sports.

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