SILVER SPRING, MD — Ashley Huston, a former Dow Jones CCO, has joined CuriosityStream to lead the company’s communications.

In the newly created role of VP of communications, Huston will oversee external and internal communications for the global media company and streaming service.

Huston joins CuriosityStream from Quartz, where she served as VP of communications. In that role, she led the communications strategy and shaped the messaging and brand reputation for the digital news organization during a time of significant change and subscription growth. She also prioritized company culture through internal communications and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Before Quartz, Huston served as senior VP and chief communications officer for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, where she led the global communications strategies that drove the Journal’s digital transformation, promotion of high-quality journalism as well as brand and content expansion. Huston also served as senior VP and deputy head of communications at News Corp.

“Ashley is a creative communicator with a track record of leading strategic communications during times of growth and transformation, particularly in the media industry,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CuriosityStream’s president and CEO. “We are thrilled to have an executive of her caliber join our talented and diverse leadership team as CuriosityStream continues to reach new viewers, expand our critical industry relationships, and deliver brand-defining new films and series to factual fans around the world.”