Praiser primed for Par TV

Metrose to oversee programming campaigns

Veteran “CSI” publicist Laurie Metrose is staking out a new scene: Paramount Network Television.

Metrose has been tapped VP of communications at the studio. She reports to exec VP John Wentworth, who confirmed the hiring Friday.

New gig calls for Metrose to oversee campaigns for Par-produced programming, working directly with studio prexy Davide Stapf and exec VP Maria Crenna. It also marks a return to Melrose Avenue for Metrose, who began her tubthumping career on the Par lot in 1998, working as a junior publicist.

Wentworth said Metrose’s “knowledge of the media, her fresh approaches to publicity campaigns and her strong relationships with the creative community” will be key as Par transforms itself under the new management of Stapf and Viacom co-prexy/co-chief operating officer Leslie Moonves, who took control of the TV studio last summer.

Metrose most recently worked at Par sibling CBS, where she was manager of publicity. In addition to handling publicity for “CSI” since its 2000 premiere — snagging two Publicist Guild noms in the process — she’s worked on Eye skeins such as “King of Queens” and “The Amazing Race.”