Disney ups PR exec Brockman

Promoted to executive vp global communications

Veteran ABC PR executive Kevin Brockman has been upped to executive vp global communications for the Disney-ABC Television Group.

Brockman adds oversight for Disney-ABC International TV, publishing unit Hyperion and Buena Vista Prods. to his duties.

He also spearheads corporate, news and entertainment communication for the Disney-ABC TV Group, which includes ABC; Disney Channels Worldwide; cable networks ABC Family and SOAPnet; Radio Disney; Walt Disney TV Animation; ABC Studios; and ABC corporate initiatives.

Brockman reports to Disney-ABC TV Group president Anne Sweeney and Walt Disney Co. exec vp corporate communications Zenia Mucha.

"A consummate professional and a skilled communications executive, Kevin is simply the best of the best," Sweeney said.

Brockman, who joined ABC as vp media relations in 1997, most recently served as senior vp communications for Disney-ABC TV Group. He previously was head PR for UPN, where he worked on the network's 1995 launch.