February 26, 2021
WarnerMedia has promoted former Netflix executive Kristy Chan to SVP of marketing and publicity for unscripted television for Warner Bros. Television. In her new role, Chan will lead marketing and communications initiatives for reality programs, supporting Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. unscripted and alternative television, and WarnerMedia Studios and networks corporate communications across all companies (Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, Telepictures and Shed Media) in broadcast, streaming, cable, digital and first-run syndication.
Chan most recently served as VP of publicity at WarnerMedia’s TBS, TNT and truTV properties. At Netflix, Chan worked in original series publicity heading up the streamer’s PR efforts for young adults and family, along with all publicity efforts on Shondaland series. Her purview also included content and corporate communications, awards and marketing.
Chan is not new to working at a Burbank, Calif., studio. She previously spent nearly 15 years at Universal Television, most recently as VP of publicity and awards strategy, overseeing the publicity team and awards campaigns on major titles including “Will & Grace,” “30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “House,” “Heroes,” “The Mindy Project” and “Smash,” among many others. Chan also held roles at MGM Home Entertainment, Porter Novelli and Bender/Helper Impact.