Amazon quietly hired the NBCUniversal executive known as ex-CEO Jeff Zucker's 'right-hand man' to lead PR for its original-video and streaming services (AMZN)
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Cory Shields, the former executive vice president of communications at NBCUniversal, is now vice president of public relations for the Amazon Studios and original-video teams, Business Insider has learned.

Shields spent about 20 years at NBCUniversal and was once called ex-CEO Jeff Zucker's "right-hand man," according to Variety.

Shields' hiring comes at a time when Amazon's entertainment group needs a high-profile representative, as competition in the space is intensifying this year.


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