Robert Gibbs
Robert Gibbs

Robert Gibbs, who was president Obama’s press secretary and global communications chief for McDonald’s, will join Warner Bros. Discovery on Aug. 5.

He will take the chief communications & public affairs officer job, a newly created position, and report to CEO David Zaslav.

“Robert is an insightful and respected leader with experience spanning Fortune 500 companies, the White House, and winning political campaigns,” said Zaslav.

He called Gibbs the “right leader to assume this new, critical global role” during the current transformative time in the entertainment business.

Most recently, Gibbs was partner at Bully Pulpit International, a strategic communications & PA shop.

Warner Bros Discovery is the parent of Warner Bros, Discovery Network, CNN, HBO, TBS, New Line Cinema, DC Comics, Golf Digest, Animal Planet, Magnolia Network, Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim.