Erin Calhoun serves as Executive Vice President of Communications for Showtime Networks Inc. She is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all global public and media relations initiatives enhancing the corporate and programming interests for Showtime Networks. She oversees programming publicity, media and talent relations, events, photography, awards, film festivals, philanthropy, sports and corporate branding. As the chief press officer for SHOWTIME, Calhoun supervises all corporate and business press outreach, as well as serving as the company’s communications liaison with parent company ViacomCBS Inc.
Calhoun joined SHOWTIME in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. In that role, she was responsible for corporate communications initiatives on behalf of the company in areas including marketing, digital media, research, consumer products, distributor relations and new business development, as well as the network’s stand-alone streaming service. She also managed long-range communications strategies to raise the profile of the network and its executives.
Calhoun previously served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, where she managed trade and business strategies and internal communications for USA Network, SYFY and Chiller. In her role, she oversaw communications for the networks’ marketing and digital initiatives, ad sales, corporate social responsibility and business development. She also provided executive support for speaking engagements and industry events for their executives.
Prior to joining NBC, Calhoun worked for six years at Discovery Communications, where as Vice President of Communications she performed similar corporate PR functions while managing communications teams in both New York and Silver Spring, Maryland. Previously, she spent 10 years as an independent consultant for various clients including TNT, TBS, Disney Channel, Discovery and GSN (Game Show Network) supporting their original films and programs. Before that, Calhoun worked at TNT for three years as a Unit Publicist and Press Project Manager, overseeing unit publicity for TNT original films. Calhoun began her career at The Today Show as an Executive Assistant and Talent Coordinator.
Calhoun is a graduate of Texas Tech University.