Laura Molen serves as Executive Vice President, Lifestyle Advertising Sales Group, NBCUniversal. In this role, Molen has strategic oversight of all advertising sales initiatives for Bravo, Oxygen, E!, Esquire and Sprout. Molen reports to Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Client Partnership and Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal.
Molen joined the company in February 2013 as Executive Vice President, Cable Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal, overseeing sales of NBCUniversal’s impressive cable entertainment networks – including the No. 1 cable network USA, Syfy, E!, Esquire Network, Chiller, Cloo and WWE.
From 2011-2013, Molen served as Executive Vice President of Network Sales for Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In this role, Molen led all advertising sales and marketing operations for Univision Network, TeleFuture Network and Univision Cable Networks, to an unprecedented approximately $2 billion in revenue.
Prior to joining Univision, Molen served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for VH1 Ad Sales and Marketing at MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom. In that role, she led the network’s sales organization into cross-platform solutions and spearheaded strategies to bring advertisers into original programming. In 2010, Molen led VH1’s rebranding to advertisers and audiences, which resulted in one of the most successful upfronts in the network’s history.
Molen also previously served as vice president, National Sales Manager for both VH1 and Spike TV. Molen was a 16-year veteran of Viacom, also holding several positions within UPN and Paramount Domestic Television. Before Viacom, she held account executive positions at E! and Turner Broadcasting’s CNN/Headline News. She has also worked on the advertising agency side in buying roles at McCann Erickson and Grey Advertising.
Laura is a graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.