Exec named sr. VP at Viacom Intl.

Julia Phelps is crossing over from Viacom’s corporate office to serve as senior veep of corporate communications for Viacom Intl. Media Networks.

Phelps will over-see communications and media relations for international brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, VH1 and Tr3s. She will report to Bob Bakish, prexy and CEO of Viacom Intl.

Phelps previously worked as veep of corporate communications for Viacom; in the new role, she will head up strategy for the global communications arm, as well as managing the division’s internal teams as they work with the press. Business units are also included in the new gig — notably ad sales and consumer products.

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