Ben Sherwood TV / Video Kiefer Sutherland’s New Series Gives ABC’s Muted Upfront Pitch an Explosive Finish The key to planning a big event like a broadcast upfront presentation is that if you start big and end big, everything else in between ultimately doesn't matter that much. TV / Video ABC’s Ben Sherwood Says Network’s ‘All-Inclusive’ Programming Reflects Its Diverse Audience Ben Sherwood says ABC's programming reflects diversity not simply because it's good business to do so but "because it's right." TV / Video 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. TV / Video 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. TV / Video 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. TV / Video Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet With a little less than a month to go before its launch, Al Jazeera America has selected ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian to serve as its president. TV / Video ABC News, Yahoo Partner on New Online News Show With Katie Couric Katie Couric has an official ABC News show, but it's not on television. Instead, the former Today and CBS Evening News anchor will host a digital program, Katie's Take, on Yahoo, which partnered with ABC News last year. It's the first ABC News program with Couric as headliner.