Remi Yamamoto, former special assistant to President Biden, has come on board at Disney Entertainment Television as VP-media relations.
At the White House, Yamamoto was also senior adviser to the office of the chief of staff. She served as a spokesperson for the administration and worked on strategic communications and press strategy.
Yamamoto has a long record in Democratic politics. In addition to serving as Biden’s traveling national press secretary during the 2020 campaign, she has served as communications director for Iowa governor Fred Hubbard, press secretary for Tom Perriello’s unsuccessful 2017 campaign for Virigina governor, and regional press secretary for Hillary for America.
At Disney, Yamamoto will handle cross-brand messaging and communications strategies across Disney Entertainment TV’s portfolio, as well as overseeing teams for crisis communications and issue-oriented messaging.
"Her sharp instincts and impeccable judgment will serve us well as we further position our organization as the leader for original entertainment and news programming,” said Disney Entertainment TV EVP- publicity and head of communications Naomi Bulochnikov-Paul.