Longtime WABC Reporter Sandy Kenyon Moving to Larger Role for ABC Owned Stations Group

By Kevin Eck 

Sandy Kenyon is leaving New York ABC-owned station WABC in March to become a consultant for the ABC owned stations group.

In his new role, he’ll work with Debra O’Connell, president of networks and TV business operations, Disney Entertainment Television, and will report to the president of ABC Owned TV Stations Chad Matthews to partner with producers and reporters across the owned stations group to look for innovations in entertainment coverage.

“Sandy is the gold standard when it comes to telling meaningful stories about the films, shows, and talent that make The Walt Disney Company the global leader in entertainment,” said O’Connell. “We want to harness that talent to amplify the outstanding reporting across our stations as they craft and share industry news that is of interest to our viewers.”


Before joining WABC in 2005, Kenyon worked for 1010 WINS Radio in New York. Before that, he was CNN’s chief entertainment correspondent in Los Angeles, where he developed his signature Hollywood Minute report. He started his career at WNET/Thirteen in New York.

“I am truly privileged to be presented with such a unique opportunity by Debra and Chad, who continue to transform our business through relentless innovation,” said Kenyon, in a statement. “I’ve had a front-row seat — literally! — to the biggest events and talent that have shaped the entertainment industry since my early days with CNN, and there’s no company better equipped to tell the stories behind the storytellers than Disney.”