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Topic: Anne Sweeney

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee

Disney gives entertainment chief a vote of confidence

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…

Josh Elliott Leaves Good Morning America

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach upped to co-anchor

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…

Ben Sherwood Named Top Dog at Disney/ABC Television Group

News chief to succeed Anne Sweeney in 2015

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…

Anne Sweeney Is Leaving Disney

18-year vet says she wants to direct

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. An 18-year Disney veteran,…

Hulu Names Mike Hopkins CEO, Forssell Out

Interim chief to leave the company

As reported, Hulu has struck a deal to make former Fox Networks Group president of distribution Mike Hopkins its new CEO, effective immediately. Less expectedly, interim CEO Andy Forssell will…

Michael Riley Is Leaving ABC Family

Exec to stay on while group head Anne Sweeney searches for a replacement

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…

ABC Overhauls Fall Schedule

Network makes big bets on Tuesday night

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. “Let’s call…

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

ABC talk-show host to take on Letterman, Leno

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. Beginning Jan. 8, 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will…

Kimmel Skewers ABC Rivals in Traditional Upfront Bit

Chat show host cracks that annual sales pitch is 'bullshit'

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. Speaking at the…

ABC News and Univision Launch Joint News Venture

English-language network set to launch in 2013

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…

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