Kevin Brockman, Disney-ABC PR Chief, to Depart After Fox Acquisition Closes

Longtime Disney exec has been with company for 22 years

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Kevin Brockman will leave his post as executive vice president of global communications for Disney-ABC Television, following the close of Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets.

Brockman’s position will be eliminated as the division is restructured. He will stay in his role through the transition.

Following the close of the deal, Fox executives Peter Rice and Dana Walden will lead Disney-ABC’s TV networks and studio. In an SEC filing on Wednesday, Disney said that it expects the deal, which includes everything except for the Fox broadcast network, Fox News and Fox Sports, to formerly close before June of this year.

“These past 22 years have been some of the most formative and fulfilling of my career. During that time, I’ve had the great fortune to be involved in several industry-shaping, groundbreaking endeavors, and for that I am truly grateful,” Brockman said in a statement on Thursday. “I’ll miss working alongside my gifted Disney colleagues, many of whom have become mentors and friends, and will especially miss the amazingly talented, hardworking communication team that I’ve had the privilege to lead along the way. Now it’s on to the next adventure, where I’ll be rooting for the success of Peter Rice, Dana Walden and the entire Walt Disney Television team.”

Brockman first joined Disney in 1997 and has been in his current role since March 2008.