Will oversee communications for HBO, Cinemax, TBS, TNT, truTV and soon-to-launch streaming service
NEW YORK CITY — WarnerMedia Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt today announced the appointment of Kevin Brockman as executive vice president of global communications for WarnerMedia Entertainment. Brockman will report to Greenblatt and 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.
Brockman joins WarnerMedia from The Walt Disney Company, where he most recently served as executive vice president of global communications for Disney | ABC Television. In that role, he 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.
“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. “He will be an important part of the exceptional group I’m bringing together to help launch our exciting new streaming platform anchored by the premium content of HBO, Turner and Warner Bros.”
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.
“It’s an exciting time to join Bob and his team at WarnerMedia as the company transforms and prepares to launch a direct-to-consumer service later this year,” Brockman said. “My career has been built on understanding the power of brands, and my passion for supporting exciting and diverse voices in all forms of media — whether linear or digital — is in sync with this vision for expanding the reach of one of the best storytelling companies in the world.”
In addition to his celebrated 22-year tenure at The Walt Disney Company, 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.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and others.
WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).