USA Network promotes praisery pros

Schulman, Epstein given VP stripes at cabler

USA Network has given VP stripes to two of its top praisers.

Andrea Epstein and Kristin Schulman have been promoted to VPs of publicity for the basic cabler. They’ll continue to report to Jean Guerin, senior VP of USA Network communications.

They have partnered on a majority of USA’s series launches, including “In Plain Sight,” “White Collar” and “Covert Affairs.” They also joined forces during the last four seasons of “Monk.”

Epstein, based in Los Angeles, began at USA in 2000; she deals with the trade press and awards campaigns. Gotham-based Schulman’s duties include corporate and personnel announcements, ratings reporting and East Coast events.

Guerin said: “Andrea and Kristin have been an integral part of the press team for nearly 10 years. They are incredibly talented and creative executives who have raised the profile of the network through collaboration, development and execution of media strategies for USA’s programming, digital and brand initiatives.”