Keith Cocozza
Keith Cocozza

CNBC has hired Keith Cocozza, a former executive VP of corporate communications and marketing at WarnerMedia, for the senior VP-communications post.

He reports to chairman Mark Hoffman.

Cocozza exited WarnerMedia in August and launched Inwood Consulting, a PR and crisis management shop.

During his 19-year stretch at Time Warner/WarnerMedia, Cocozza had oversight of media relations, financial communications, network publicity and corporate social responsibility.

He guided communications through the AT&T acquisition and devised strategies related to the rebranding and restructuring of operations.

Earlier, Cocozza was communications director at Cablevision Systems and deputy director of legislative affairs for New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

In a note to staff, Hoffman said Cocozza’s more than 30 years of PR, communications and crisis savvy will be a huge asset to CNBC.