Viacom’s head of communications, Carl Folta, is exiting the media conglomerate, the organisation said on Tuesday in a memo despatched to workforce from period in-between Chief Executive Tom Dooley.
“After masterfully representing our employer for 32 years, my longtime buddy and colleague and our head of corporate communications Carl Folta has determined to transport directly to the following adventure in his a success and ever-eventful profession,” Dooley advised team of workers.
Folta, lengthy related to Sumner Redstone, Viacom’s controlling shareholder, had located himself within the final numerous month in an unenviable position: protecting CEO Philippe Dauman’s unwell-advised felony sorties against Redstone.
Folta could not be reached for remark.
Over the years, the low-key executive repped several hard media titans, together with Mel Karmazin, a former Viacom chief operations exec, and the cantankerous Redstone.
Viacom General Counsel Mike Fricklas is likewise rumored to be headed to the exits, assets said. He couldn't without delay be reached for remark.
Dauman lost his war with Redstone and remaining week agreed to step down as CEO.
Separately, BuzzFeed named former Viacom public members of the family adviser and longtime MTV Networks p.R. Chief Carole Robinson as head of its p.R. Operations.