Vice President, Communications
Jenni Runyan is Vice President, Corporate Communications for COMEDY CENTRAL, reporting to Steve Albani, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, COMEDY CENTRAL.
Runyan, based in Santa Monica, joined COMEDY CENTRAL in 2001 and has headed up the brand’s west coast Communications team since 2006. During this time, she has been responsible for developing and implementing publicity campaigns for virtually every COMEDY CENTRAL series shot on the west coast, including such high-profile series as “South Park,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Drawn Together,” “The Man Show,” “The Showbiz Show with David Spade,” “Mind of Mencia,” “Crank Yankers” and most recently, the hit series “Workaholics.” She is currently developing press strategies for the upcoming series “The Burn with Jeff Ross,” Daniel Tosh’s upcoming animated series “Brickleberry” and “The Kroll Show,” starring Nick Kroll.
Runyan has overseen the brand’s relationship with the Hollywood Trade press, and is responsible for planning and executing COMEDY CENTRAL’s participation in the Television Critics Association (TCA) semi-annual press tours, as well as providing planning and on-site assistance for the Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy® ceremonies.
Prior to her career at COMEDY CENTRAL, Runyan was a Junior Publicist at Turner Entertainment and a Publicity Assistant at HBO.
Runyan graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising.