Longtime HBO communications executive Nancy Lesser has been promoted to EVP, Media and Talent Relations. The well-respected PR veteran will now oversee all program publicity efforts for HBO’s drama and comedy series, original movies, miniseries and specials.

Lesser, who has been at HBO for 31 years, started the pay cable network’s New York offices before moving to Los Angeles to run the West Coast Media Relations department as SVP. Several years ago, she added oversight of the talent relations department to her responsibilities.

Lesser continues to report to Quentin Schaffer, HBO’s EVP Corporate Communications.