August 31, 2023
Joe Earley is the President of Direct-to-Consumer, Disney Entertainment, where he leads efforts to expand and elevate the company’s best-in-class streaming services, utilizing the impactful and resonant programming and engagement offerings across Disney+ and Hulu.
Earley joined Disney in January 2019 to oversee global Disney+ marketing and operations in the leadup to its hugely successful November launch that year, adding responsibility for content curation in 2021 as the service expanded to dozens of markets worldwide. He most recently served as President of Hulu, a role he was named to in January 2022, where he managed the platform’s suite of on-demand and live streaming businesses, delivering record subscribers.
Before joining Disney, Joe served as president of The Jackal Group, where he oversaw all areas of the studio’s television, film, commercial theater and digital divisions, with productions ranging from “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” to the animated feature film “The Addams Family.”
Prior to The Jackal Group, Joe was a Fox executive for over two decades, starting as a Senior Publicist and rising through the ranks to President of Marketing & Communications, Chief Operating Officer of Fox Broadcasting Company, and eventually Chief Operating Officer of Fox Television Group. Before joining Fox, Joe spent several years in media relations at HBO. He began his entertainment career in production and development with producer Gale Anne Hurd.
A member of ATAS and PGA, and native of Chicago, Joe holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from UCLA.