Laura Young is the SVP, Corporate Communications, WarnerMedia Entertainment & Direct-to-Consumer for WarnerMedia. She previously was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Regional PR in HBO’s Corporate Communications department. She oversaw public relations and communications efforts on behalf of HBO’s business units including HBO NOW/GO, Consumer, Digital and Multicultural Marketing, Home Entertainment, Global Licensing and Technology. Laura and her team worked closely with HBO’s Global Distribution group to publicize the company’s activities and agreements with strategic partners for delivery of HBO services worldwide. Her team was also responsible for regional U.S. screenings and publicity of HBO series, films and documentaries.
Laura began her career at HBO 20 years ago in the Network Programming Operations department. She quickly moved to Corporate Communications where she started managing publicity on behalf of HBO’s transforming home entertainment/DVD business. Prior to her time at HBO, Laura was a News Assistant at Variety where she covered television, film and theater.
Laura is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with an MA in Cinema Studies and a BA in English/Film & Visual Culture from University of California at Riverside. She is an Air Force brat who currently resides in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey with her husband, son and dog, Dodger.