Viacom Media Network’s CMT has elevated Margaret Comeaux, Lucia Folk and Anne Oakley each from senior director to vice president; it was announced today by Brian Philips, President, CMT. Comeaux, Folk and Oakley will continue to operate out of the cable channel’s Nashville headquarters.
As Vice President of Music and Events Production for CMT, Margaret Comeaux will continue to oversee the creation, development and production of music and live event specials for the network. She serves as executive producer in charge of such top-rated shows as the annual CMT Music Awards, CMT Crossroads, CMT Artists of the Year and the recent CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From The College Football Playoff National Championship. Comeaux joined CMT in 2000 and has 20 years’ experience in TV.
Lucia Folk was elevated to Vice President of Public Affairs at CMT, where she will continue to oversee corporate social responsibility and government affairs for the network. She launched CMT’s public affairs division and created the channel’s national call to volunteerism, CMT One Country, which promotes civic participation to the network’s 92 million viewers. Folk leads CMT’s involvement with the Academies of Nashville in Metro Nashville Public Schools, and promotes education to a national audience through CMT Empowering Education. Folk joined CMT in 2002 and holds leadership roles with the Hands on Nashville, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.
As Vice President of Radio and Ancillary Business, Anne Oakley is charged with day-to-day oversight of CMT Radio and additional revenue-generating projects for the network. Oakley has been instrumental in the growth of CMT Radio Networks, which includes three syndicated shows hosted by Cody Alan, reaching over 250 stations and nearly three million listeners. She spearheaded the network’s partnership with iHeart Radio, expanding CMT’s footprint and making CMT host and radio personality Cody Alan as the voice of the long-running syndicated show, After MidNite. She joined the network in 2005.