9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Kevin Brockman Exits WarnerMedia PR Post
Disney veteran Kevin Brockman has opted to leave the company. He joined WarnerMedia in May 2019 as executive vp global communications at WarnerMedia Entertainment, reporting to the since-dismissed Bob Greeneblatt.
"In light of the recent restructure here at WarnerMedia, and despite the best attempts of Christy Haubegger to have me stay, I have decided to exit the company," Brockman said in a memo to staff Monday. "Ultimately, the job I came here to do is what excited me, what made me decide to jump back in so quickly after Disney, and luckily I’m in a position in my life to only work on things that do just that."
Brockman will stay on through year's end as he assists Haubegger with the transition but will no longer have day-to-day responsibilities.
The change arrives as the communications side of WarnerMedia is undergoing its own restructuring under enterprise inclusion officer Haubegger, who reports directly to CEO John Stankey.
With Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly having been pushed out at WarnerMedia earlier this summer and HBO's Casey Bloys adding oversight of HBO Max, TNT, TBS and TruTV, a new exec is expected to be given oversight of the entertainment portfolio.
Showtime alum Johanna Fuentes joined WarnerMedia in April as exec vp worldwide corporate communications and public affairs, reporting to Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff. Fuentes is rumored to be searching for own top lieutenant.