Kevin Brockman
Kevin Brockman

Kevin Brockman, who has been executive VP, global communications at Disney since 2008, will be leaving the company following its acquisition of a large portion of Fox’s assets.

He is staying on in his position until the transition is finalized, at which point his role will be absorbed into the combined company’s organizational structure.

Brockman came to Disney from UPN in 1997, and before that he worked at both Fox and Radio City Music Hall Productions. At Disney, he oversaw all communications for assets that included ABC, ABC Studios, ABC News, Freeform and the company’s television stations.

His departure comes as a group of Fox execs prepare to take the reins at Disney. Peter Rice, who has been serving as president of 21st Century Fox as well as chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, will become chairman, Walt Disney Television and co-chair, Disney Media Networks. Current chairwoman and CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden will serve as chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.

In a statement, Disney executive VP and chief communications officer Zenia Mucha said that Brockman “had an immeasurable impact during his long tenure with the Company as a key architect of countless communications initiatives that propelled our television business forward.”

Brockman has not said anything about his future plans. “Here’s to the next adventure, whatever that may be,” he said in a note issued to the media.