Peter Rice Fired as Disney TV Content Chief, Replaced by Dana Walden

CEO Bob Chapek picks a new chairman of General Entertainment Content

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In a stunning turn of events, Peter Rice—Disney’s top TV content executive—is out at the company.

He was fired today as chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content by Disney CEO Bob Chapek, and has been replaced by Dana Walden, Walt Disney Television chairman, the company said.

“Dana is a dynamic, collaborative leader and cultural force who in just three years has transformed our television business into a content powerhouse that consistently delivers the entertainment audiences crave,” Chapek said in a statement.



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