Longtime NBC communications executive Rebecca Marks has joined Warner Bros., where she’ll lead communications for Warner Bros. TV.
Marks’ hire comes a few months after senior vice president Jeff Tobler left to join Ava DuVernay’s Array as its chief marketing officer. Marks will start on June 1. She had been with NBC since 1984, and has served as executive vice president of publicity for NBCUniversal for the past 17 years.
In her new role, Marks will oversee all consumer publicity, strategic business communications and awards campaigns related to original programming produced by Warner Bros.’ television production units. Marks will also manage unscripted and alternative television publicity, marketing and promotions for Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, Telepictures and Shed Media.
“Rebecca and I have either worked together or run in the same circles for over 20 years and, simply put, she is one of the best communications executives in our business. Period.” Johanna Fuentes, head of global communications for WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, said. “Her legacy at NBC speaks for itself, where she made an indelible impact over a brilliant three-decade run. We could not be more proud to have her leading our efforts for Warner Bros. Television. Channing and I are so thrilled to have her joining our team.”
“Rebecca is an incredible communications executive and I’m delighted that she will be joining us to head up publicity for the Warner Bros. Television Group,” Channing Dungey, chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group, added. “Rebecca lives and breathes television and has a track record of creating campaigns that break through the clutter and create buzz in today’s hyper-competitive environment. She is smart, strategic and well-respected, and I can’t wait for her to jump in.”
Marks will report to Fuentes and work closely with Dungey and her team.
Dungey took over Warner Bros. TV Group earlier this year following the retirement of longtime chief Peter Roth.