The woman who serves as EVP/Global Public Policy and Government Relations at ViacomCBS has been appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors.
Now on the board is DeDe Lea, who oversees all government affairs and public policy work for ViacomCBS globally. She previously served as Viacom’s EVP/Global Government Affairs, and had been at the company since 2013.
During this time, Lea guided the development and execution of government relations strategy across company brands and businesses, both domestically and internationally. Before that, she led Viacom’s government relations team as executive VP, beginning in 2005. Lea joined Viacom in 1997 as the company’s VP/Government Relations.
The appointment makes sense: Prior to her career at Viacom, she was SVP/Government Relations at the NAB.
Lea has also served as VP/Government Affairs for former Dallas-based television broadcasting company Belo Corp.