Nathaniel Brown will join News Corp. as its new vice president of corporate affairs and communications, the media company said Monday.
Brown will be based in New York and replaces Jack Horner, who will join Warner Bros. in a senior publicity job in its motion picture unit.
Brown comes to News Corp. from Viacom, where he ran corporate communications for MTV. Prior to MTV, Nathaniel ran corporate communications at XM Radio, where he oversaw communications for the Sirius/XM merger. He also had a senior role at Sony BMG's corporate communications group.
Brown will focus primarily on financial communications, litigation, crisis and policy-related matters. He starts Monday and will report to Julie Henderson, News Corp's chief communications officer.