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ABC News Chief To Succeed Anne Sweeney As Disney Media Networks Co-Chair

03/24/2014 01:08 pm ET | Updated Mar 24, 2014
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BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced that ABC News President Ben Sherwood, who successfully steered ABC News to new heights over the past several years, including driving "Good Morning America" to #1, brokering a landmark partnership with Yahoo to create the #1 news and information online network, and launching Fusion, a joint venture news and lifestyle network with Univision, will assume the title of co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group on February 1, 2015. Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group will remain in that capacity through January 2015.

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