Viacom’s Kurt Patat Heads To YouTube

Kurt Patat

Kurt Patat, former SVP of Communications for CMT and Paramount Network, has joined YouTube as its Global Head of Consumer and Entertainment Communications.

In the new role, Patat will oversee the consumer, music, creator and YouTube Originals communications teams. In addition, he will work with YouTube’s partnership and entertainment team to identify and publicize key partnerships with YouTube creators and celebrities.

Based in Los Angeles, he reports directly to Chris Dale, YouTube’s Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs.

During his time at Paramount and CMT, Patat oversaw publicity teams in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville for series and music specials including Nashville, Yellowstone and the annual CMT Music Awards.

Previously, he was a VP at MTV and Logo where he directed brand and series publicity campaigns for series and music events, including MTV Video Music Awards, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Unplugged, as well as all digital/social initiatives.


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