Jeanne Meyer heads to Current Media

Al Gore's company hires her as head of communications

PR maven Jeanne Meyer is joining Al Gore’s Current Media as exec veep of corporate communications.

Meyer will be based in New York and report to CEO Mark Rosenthal, a former exec at MTV Networks and the Interpublic Group who joined Current in 2009.

Most recently, Meyer was senior VP of corporate communications at music major EMI. Her 20-year career has included stints at praiseries Robinson Lerer & Montgomery and Dan Klores Communications.

“Jeanne knows how to help brands break through and succeed in the midst of disruptive market forces,” said Rosenthal. Among her duties, Meyer will be charged with articulating Current’s new direction into storytelling and longform original programming such as the docu-series “4th and Forever,” “Bar Karma,” the world’s first community-developed series, and newly acquired series such as “This American Life” and the network’s trademark “Vanguard,” the company said. Current said it is in more than 74 million homes worldwide and has a significant online audience.