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U.S. Chamber of Commerce taps Michelle Russo as communications officer

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that Discovery Inc.'s executive vice president Michelle Russo will become its chief communications officer starting April 9.

Why it matters: Since the new year, the lobbying agency has turned over some media employees among the communications team. Russo is joining the team following 4 years in London.

Editor's note: This piece was corrected to show only a few people in the Chamber's communications team had left (not the entire team).

Discovery signs golf legend Tiger Woods for streaming service

Tiger Woods in a back swing
Tiger Woods. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images for The Match

Discovery Inc. signed a deal with Tiger Woods to have him feature exclusive content for a streaming service called GolfTV, which has been dubbed as a "Netflix for Golf," Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Woods, a household name in golf, still draws massive ratings while competing in tournaments, despite a decline of golfers in America overall. The streaming service also underlies the $2 billion that Discovery shelled out for a 12-year deal for TV and online rights to the PGA Tour.

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