Jori Arancio, who left Disney-ABC in October after 21 years with the company, has been named executive vice president of communications at WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, TNT, TBS and TruTV units.
At Disney, Arancio was most recently senior vice president of communications for ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, overseeing strategic corporate communication efforts, consumer press campaigns, awards outreach and talent relations.
She had previously served as communications vice president at the company’s Freeform streaming service, vice president of communications at ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, and communications manager of the Disney Channel.
Arancio will report to EVP, global communications, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer Kevin Brockman. She had previously worked with Brockman at Disney.
Brockman said that Arancio has “the unique mix of strategic focus and personal flair that makes her uniquely qualified to lead our communications and successfully collaborate with our executives and creative talent across our portfolio of media networks.”