Anne Sweeney

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee

With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the network, and while terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the contract will keep Lee locked down through spring 2018.

Josh Elliott Leaves Good Morning America

For the second time in the span of four months, ABC’s Good Morning America is weathering a defection in its ranks, as co-anchor Josh Elliott has left the show for a job at NBC Sports.

Ben Sherwood Named Top Dog at Disney/ABC Television Group

The Walt Disney Co. announced today that it has named ABC News president Ben Sherwood the successor to Anne Sweeney. Effective Feb. 1, 2015, Sherwood will assume the title of co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group.  

Anne Sweeney Is Leaving Disney

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that Anne Sweeney is leaving the company, effective January 2015, so that she may pursue her dream of directing television.

Hulu Names Mike Hopkins CEO, Forssell Out

As reported, Hulu has struck a deal to make former Fox Networks Group president of distribution Mike Hopkins its new CEO, effective immediately.

Michael Riley Is Leaving ABC Family

ABC Family president Michael Riley, who's been at Disney since 2008 and head of the youth-targeted cabler since 2010, is leaving for parts unknown as soon as Disney/ABC television group head Anne Sweeney can find a replacement, the network said today.

ABC Overhauls Fall Schedule

In what has become a somewhat hoary upfront tradition, Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday took the stage at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and gleefully skewered the broadcast TV business.

There Goes the Neighborhood: Kimmel to Move to 11:35 p.m.

Jimmy Kimmel is taking a seat at the grown-ups’ table, where he’ll square off with the senior members of the late-night establishment.

Kimmel Skewers ABC Rivals in Traditional Upfront Bit

In what has become a snarky rite of spring, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday afternoon affectionately skewered his network, before turning his sights on the competition.

ABC News and Univision Launch Joint News Venture

ABC News and Univision on Monday announced a joint venture to launch an English-language TV news network aimed at Hispanic Americans. Both partners will own a 50 percent stake in the network, which is yet to be named. The signal will go live sometime in the first half of 2013. Financial terms were not disclosed.