WarnerMedia Entertainment has named longtime Disney executive Kevin Brockman EVP of global communications, reporting to chairman Robert Greenblatt in New York.
Brockman will oversee all corporate and content communications initiatives worldwide across the company’s portfolio of networks and brands including HBO, Cinemax, TBS, TNT and truTV as well as the upcoming WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer streaming service.
Dee Dee Myers handles communications for Warner Bros, while Allison Gollust handles live news and sports and Oliver Herrgesell covers ad sales and distribution.
At Disney, Brockman was responsible for all worldwide communications efforts on behalf of ABC Studios, ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC-owned television stations, Freeform and Disney Channels Worldwide. He also helped launch UPN (United-Paramount Network) and began his career in television at Fox.
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“With more than 20 years of communications experience at the top of the television industry, Kevin has a unique skill for overseeing multiple brands that connect audiences of all ages to the entertainment that resonates with them,” Greenblatt said in a statement.
Brockman’s new role represents WarnerMedia’s latest step toward positioning its roster of world-class creative talent, leading portfolio of brands and library of intellectual property for future growth.
In addition to his 22-year tenure at Disney, Brockman is known for his work on the board of 2NDStage, a non-profit theater group dedicated to finding new American playwrights.
He previously served for two years as chairman of TPEC, the Television Publicity Executives Committee, and recently completed an 11-year board term with GLSEN, the nation’s leading non-profit education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, especially those targeted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.