You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Al Jazeera America Names Media Vet Dawn Bridges EVP, Corporate Communications

New head of communications joins as fledgling network vows to expand staff and programming

Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday.

Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism organization that’s bringing an unbiased new voice to American viewers is a special opportunity,” she wrote in a communication to members of the press.

She will report to Ehab Al Shihabi, interim chief executive of the network. Al Jazeera America recently detailed plans to build out more bureaus,  hire more journalists and expand its programming. The network recently gained carriage on Time Warner Cable, a distribution milestone that will put it in more viewers’ homes.

More TV

  • 'Star Trek: Discovery': James Frain on

    'Star Trek: Discovery': James Frain on Sarek's 'Sophie's Choice'

    Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday. Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism […]

  • Joe Lewis Amazon

    Joe Lewis Exits Amazon Studios; Sharon Tal Yguado Takes Over Scripted Series

    Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday. Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism […]

  • Stranger Things Season 2

    Halloween Costume Ideas 2017

    Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday. Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism […]

  • Kelly Clarkson

    TV News Roundup: Kelly Clarkson Joins Season 13 of 'The Voice' as Key Adviser

    Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday. Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism […]

  • Stranger Things Season 2

    'Stranger Things' Season 2 Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday. Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism […]

  • Before Bieber, 'Daydream Believer' Took the

    Before There Was Bieber, the Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' Took the Teen World by Storm

    Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday. Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism […]

  • ABC Developing Middle Eastern Comedy From

    ABC Developing Middle Eastern Superhero Comedy From Bassem Youssef, Larry Wilmore

    Dawn Bridges, a veteran media-industry public-relations executive, has been named exec veep of corporate communications for Al Jazeera America, a spokesman for the network confirmed Tuesday. Bridges, a former head of communications for both Time Inc. and Warner Music Group, Bridges has in recent years run an independent communications consultancy. “Joining an award-winning independent journalism […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content