Veteran publicist Susan Kesser is joining the FX publicity team as Vice President of Media Relations for FX Networks, it was announced today by John Solberg, Executive Vice President, Communications, FX Networks and FX Productions, to whom she will report.
Kesser joins FX Networks’ Vice Presidents of Media Relations Roslyn Bibby and Lana Kim in leading the program publicity team where they will be responsible for strategy and outreach on behalf of FX and FXX’s growing roster of original series. Kesser fills the position that opened up when Dominic Pagone was promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Communications for FX Networks.
Kesser most recently held the position of Executive Director of Publicity at Warner Bros. Television, overseeing consumer-facing publicity campaigns and events on behalf of WBTV’s comedy series, including The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and 2 Broke Girls.
“Susan Kesser is one of the best publicity executives in the business and we are honored to have her join FX Networks,” said Solberg. “Susan, Roslyn Bibby and Lana Kim will lead and elevate our exceptional program publicity team to even greater excellence in support of our outstanding shows and talent.”
Kesser was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation class of 2012 and received the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Award for Television in 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Since her promotion to Executive Director of Media Relations at WBTV in 2012, Kesser has been responsible for numerous high-profile campaigns and events, including most recently the Winter 2015 TCA panel “An Evening with Chuck Lorre Productions,” featuring 24 stars and producers from four of Lorre’s series. Kesser joined WBTV in 2002 as a Global Trainee and worked her way up the publicist ranks to become a Manager in 2008 and a Director in 2009. In addition to her current series, Kesser has worked on Mom, Mike & Molly, Smallville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, V and One Tree Hill.