Head of Global Communications, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group at Warner Bros. Entertainment
As Head of Global Communications for WarnerMedia’s Studios and Networks Group, Johanna Fuentes is responsible for the company’s communications strategies globally. She works closely with the Chair and CEO, and senior management to ensure the company’s messaging reflects its core values and advances its business interests. Fuentes and her staff are also responsible for the company’s corporate media relations, public positioning, executive communications, crisis management, talent relations, corporate responsibility and philanthropy on a global basis. As the division’s senior-most communications executive, Fuentes works cross-divisionally overseeing all content teams across the Studios and Networks Group, including the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO and HBO Max, the Warner Bros. Television Group, DC, kids/young adults/classics (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network Studios, WB Animation), TBS, TNT, TruTV, Wizarding World, consumer products, studio operations, brand and experiences and gaming, to work together across titles, brands and franchises to ensure alignment and consistency of messaging. She also serves as the primary communications liaison between the content divisions and parent companies WarnerMedia and AT&T. Fuentes joined Warner Bros. after a decade leading public relations strategy at Showtime Networks Inc., where she served as Executive Vice President, Communications. During her tenure, Fuentes was responsible for the execution of all global media relations initiatives enhancing the corporate and programming interests for Showtime Networks, Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel. Fuentes managed all programming publicity, corporate and business press outreach, media and talent relations in support of SHOWTIME® original series, documentaries and specials, along with awards, film festivals, events, photography, sports, philanthropy and corporate branding for Showtime Networks. She led the communications strategy for the company’s over-the-top streaming service, and the network's expansion into new content categories, including award-winning documentary films and limited series. She also served as the company’s communications liaison with parent companies CBS Corporation and ViacomCBS. Before that, she led communications for Bravo, overseeing the network’s nationwide PR staff, and uniquely extending the brand beyond traditional venues into the lifestyle, fashion and business media. She successfully spearheaded some of the network's most influential series, including Top Chef, Project Runway, Watch What Happens: Live! and the expansion of The Real Housewives franchise. Fuentes also spent six years at CBS Entertainment in New York managing publicity campaigns for a variety of original series, movies and specials for CBS and UPN, including Survivor, The King of Queens, CSI: NY, Everybody Hates Chris, the GRAMMY® Awards and the TONY® Awards. She held prior roles in publicity, marketing and advertising functions at Arnold Worldwide in Boston and EF International. Fuentes has been honored as one of The Imagen Foundation’s Most Powerful and Influential Latinos in the Entertainment Industry since 2012. In fall 2019, she was officially inducted as part of the Hall of Fame of Imagen’s Powerful and Influential Latinos in Television & Film. She has also been recognized on Multichannel News’ Women to Watch and honored annually among PR News’ Top Women and as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable by CableFAX: The Magazine. Fuentes serves on the board of ColorComm, the nation's premier platform addressing diversity and inclusion from across the communications, marketing, media, and advertising arenas. Born in New York and raised in the Dominican Republic, Fuentes is a graduate of Boston College, with a B.A. in Communications and a B.S. in Management and Marketing from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management.
Head of Global Communications, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group