ABC News Digital Promotes Pair

ABCNewsLogo.jpgABC News Digital promoted Elizabeth Barrett to executive director of mobile, broadband and operations and Frank Kavilanz to executive director for corporate development.

In her new role, Barrett will oversee strategic planning, business strategy, production and operation of the ABC News Mobile and Broadband businesses, with responsibility for enhancing and expanding ABC News’ content distribution and managing all operations for, ABC News NOW, ABC News Video-on-Demand and other convergent platforms and devices, as well as the ABC News Digital Graphics Department. She will be tasked with developing and refining the best production strategies and work flow to distribute content across several platforms, delivering ABC News programs and ABC News NOW content to cable, broadband, mobile and Web partners.

And in his new role, Kavilanz will be responsible for developing the overall growth and monetization strategy for ABC News Digital by building analytical and market rationales aimed at launching new digital products and services, partnering with the sales, digital, operations and editorial teams to build business plans and develop market entry strategies covering all news and information platforms, including online, mobile, interactive TV and Internet-protocol TV.

Barrett and Kavilanz report to ABC News Digital senior vice president Paul Slavin.