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Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

James Goldston Named President of ABC News - Posted April 10, 2014
James Goldston is the new president of ABC News. Goldston and his predecessor Ben Sherwood, who was named co-president of Disney/ABC TV ... [TVNewser]

B&C: ABC Affiliates Board Happy With Ben Sherwood's Promotion - Posted April 8, 2014
Broadcasting & Cable reports that the ABC affiliates board is pleased with ... [TVSpy]

Ben Sherwood's Champagne Toast from ABC News Colleagues - Posted March 26, 2014
ABC News president Ben Sherwood got a champagne toast from his senior team Tuesday following the news ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sweeney's Successor | Weiner to Pen Column at BI | Bartiromo Given FNC Show - Posted March 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sweeney's Successor | Weiner to Pen Column at BI | Bartiromo Given FNC Show - Posted March 25, 2014
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Ben Sherwood Named President of Disney/ABC Television Group - Posted March 24, 2014
ABC News president Ben Sherwood has been announced as Anne Sweeney's successor as president of Disney/ABC Television Group. Sherwood's a... [TVSpy]

Ben Sherwood to Succeed Anne Sweeney as President of Disney/ABC Television Group - Posted March 24, 2014
ABC News president Ben Sherwood will succeed Anne Sweeney as the president of the Disney/ABC Television group ... [TVNewser]

Will Sheryl Sandberg Lean In To Disney? - Posted March 12, 2014
With Disney CEO Bob Iger ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Ferns Plugs Obamacare | Sweeney Steps Down | Reporter Dies in Uganda - Posted March 12, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ferns Plugs Obamacare | Sweeney Steps Down | Reporter Dies in Uganda - Posted March 12, 2014
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Anne Sweeney Leaving Disney/ABC - Posted March 11, 2014
Anne Sweeney has announced she will step down as the president of the Disney/ABC Television group next year to pursue a career in television directing. "The past 18 years at Disney have been the highlight of my executive career," S... [TVSpy]

Anne Sweeney Leaving Disney/ABC - Posted March 11, 2014
Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, is leaving the company in January. "The past 18 years at Disney have been the highlight of my executive career," Sweeney said in a statement. "But as wonderful as the experience has be... [TVNewser]

Norah O'Donnell, Mika Brzezinski Attend Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit - Posted October 19, 2013
This week was the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Among the participants: Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney; Judy Woodruff of PBS; Norah O'Donnell and ... [TVNewser]

Several Media Execs Land on List of Most Powerful Women in Business - Posted October 10, 2013
When Fortune released its list of the 50 most powerful women in business earlier today, we devoured it looking for women in media and communications. While ... [TVNewser]

Several Media Execs Land on List of Most Powerful Women in Business - Posted October 10, 2013
When Fortune released its list of the 50 most powerful women in business earlier today, we devoured it looking for women in media and communications. While ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Isaac Lee Named CEO of Fusion - Posted October 4, 2013
Isaac Lee has been named CEO of Fusion, the joint ABC News and Univision network set to launch later this month. In his new role, Lee will continue as president of Univision News, a position he has held since 2010. "Isaac has been a tremendous partner in... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC/Clear Channel, Morley Safer, Wapner's Cooking Chops - Posted July 24, 2013
ABC and Clear Channel have struck a wide-ranging partnership that will bring ABC programming like "Good Morninf America" to IHeartRadio. Check out the full announcement after the jump for more details. The Library of America Broadcasting is awarding CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer with a ... [TVNewser]

Anne Sweeney, Dick Clark Honored at Mirror Awards - Posted June 5, 2013
Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney was honored with the Fred Dressler Leadership Award at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications' annual Mirror Awards today. "ABC World News" wee... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters On Retiring in 2014: 'This Is What I Want To Do' - Posted May 13, 2013
As expected, ABC's Barbara Walters announced her retirement on "The View" today. The show kicked off with Wal... [TVNewser]

ABC Set to Launch Live-Streaming App - Posted May 13, 2013
This week, ABC will become the first major broadcaster unveil an app that allows users in New York and Philadelphia to live-stream local programming. Content from WABC and WPVI will be available first, with plans to... [TVSpy]

ABC News' Role in Michelle Obama's Oscar Act - Posted February 26, 2013
The LA Times has a behind-the-scenes look at Michelle Obama's starring role in the Academy Awards Sunday night. The first lady did the honors, awarding Bes... [TVNewser]

ABC Univision Channel to be Called Fusion - Posted February 11, 2013
As they come together to launch a new network, ABC and Univision have decided on a name for their news and lifestyle channel geared toward Hispanics: Fusion. Fusion, with the same meaning and spelling, but different pronunciation, in Spanish and English, will be based in Miami. The English pronunciation is the... [Fishbowl NY]

ABC Univision Channel to be Called Fusion - Posted February 11, 2013
As they come together to launch a new network, ABC and Univision have decided on a name for their news and lifestyle channel geared toward Hispanics: Fusion. Fusion, with the same meaning and spelling, but different pronunciation, in Spanish and English, will be based in Miami. The English pronunciation is the... [FishbowlNY]

ABC Univision Channel to be Called Fusion - Posted February 11, 2013
As they come together to launch a new network, ABC and Univision have decided on a name for their news and lifestyle channel geared toward Hispanics: Fusion. Fusion, with the same meaning and spelling, but different pronunciation, in Spanish and English, will be based in Miami. The English pronunciation is the... [TVNewser]

Disney-ABC Television President Anne Sweeney Tops THR's Women in Entertainment Power 100 List - Posted December 5, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is out with its annual Women in Entertainment P... [TVNewser]

ABC Sets Aside Monday as 'Day of Giving' - Posted November 2, 2012
On the heels of announcing a $2 million donation for Hurricane Sandy relief, Disney is designating Monday as a "Day of Giving" across ABC network and syndicated programming. "Good Morning America" will ... [TVNewser]

Oprah, NBC News Group Chief Fili-Krushel Crack Fortune 'Most Powerful Women' List - Posted September 20, 2012
Fortune magazine released its annual list of the 50 most powerful women in business, and a number of media executives are present. Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney was number 12 overall, while USA and Syfy chief ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour, Greta Van Susteren Among 'World's Most Powerful Women' - Posted August 22, 2012
Forbes released this year's list of the "100 Most Powerful Women," and women in media are very well-represented. Among TV news personalities, "ABC World News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

ESPN Shakeup: John Skipper to Become President, Bodenheimer To Become Executive Chairman - Posted November 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_99214" align="alignright" width="326" caption="Left: Skipper, Right: Bodenheimer"][/caption] In a major development at sports juggernaut ESPN, Disney has announced that ESPN president George Bodenheimer wi... [TVNewser]

A Number of TV News Personalities Populate Forbes 'Most Powerful Women' List - Posted August 24, 2011
Forbes released its 2011 "Most Powerful Women" list, and a number of prominent TV news personalities and executives made the cut. ABC "This Week" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Disney Reaches Agreement with ABC-Affiliates Over Retrans Money - Posted February 17, 2011
A handful of ABC-affiliates have struck a deal with Walt Disney Co. to share a portion of the retrans fees they collect from cable and satellite providers. Here's Bloomberg on the development: ... [TVSpy]

ABC News Chief Ben Sherwood: No More Layoffs, But Change Needs to Come to the Broadcast News Division - Posted January 10, 2011
This morning, new ABC News president Ben Sherwood kicked off ABC's day of presentations at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena. Sherwood told the assembled critics that there were ... [TVNewser]

ABC News President Ben Sherwood 'Laughs Off' Video Criticizing Him - Posted December 22, 2010
A video posted on Vimeo by someone using the pseudonym "Roone Arledge" (the former president of ABC News & Sports) a few days ago has been making the rounds at ABC and at other news organizations. The video attacks the choice of Ben Sherwood as the new president of ABC News: ... [TVNewser]

TV Execs Sweep the '100 Most Powerful Women in the Entertainment Industry 2010' List - Posted December 8, 2010
CBS News anchor Katie Couric was the keynote address speaker yesterday in Beverly Hills at the 19th annual event honoring the 100 most powerful women in the entertainment industry, sponsored by ... [TVNewser]

Anne Sweeney Tops THR's 'Women In Entertainment Power List' - Posted December 7, 2010
Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney is the most powerful woman in Hollywood according to The Hollywood... [FishbowlLA]

Breaking: Ben Sherwood to Lead ABC News - Posted December 3, 2010
First on TVNewser: Anne Sweeney, the president of Disney/ABC Television has named Ben Sherwood to lead the news division, TVNewser has learn... [TVNewser]

Reuters Global Media Summit Begins Monday - Posted November 29, 2010
The annual Reuters Global Media Summit starts Monday and runs through Thursday in New York, London, Paris, Mumbai, and Taipei, featuring exclusive, private interviews with top executives from media and entertainment companies. C... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Who's on the Short List for the top job at ABC News? - Posted October 11, 2010
B&C's Marisa Guthrie has an update on the search for David Westin's replacement at ABC News. Guthrie reports Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney was at ABC News headquarters i... [TVNewser]

Female Newsers Make Forbes 'Power Women' List - Posted October 9, 2010
A number of high profile female news anchors made the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women. The top ranked newser on the list was "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, who came in at number 22. ... [TVNewser]

Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List Loaded With Media Figures - Posted October 7, 2010
Last evening, Forbes released their annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women on their official website, Forbes.com. The list included 18 media and publishing personalities and made it clear that the women controlling the industr... [Fishbowl NY]

Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List Loaded With Media Figures - Posted October 7, 2010
Last evening, Forbes released their annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women on their official website, Forbes.com. The list included 18 media and publishing personalities and made it clear that the women controlling the industr... [FishbowlNY]

Reexamining ABC News' Recent Senior Leadership Changes - Posted September 7, 2010
On August 26, ABC News president David Westin announced a new senior leadership structure at the division. At the time, it seemed as though West... [TVNewser]

NY Times: David Westin to Resign From ABC News - Posted September 6, 2010
Update: TVNewser has the internal memo from Westin announcing his departure. The full memo is after the jump: I am confident ABC News is better positioned for the future than it has been at any time since I came here in March of 1997. As rewarding as I've found my time here, there... [TVNewser]

McPherson Out at ABC, What Does It Mean for Nightline? - Posted July 28, 2010
Yesterday Steve McPherson, ABC's President of Entertainment, submitted his resignation. The shakeup took the media world by surprise last night. M... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Offered 'Good Morning America' Job - Posted December 3, 2009
WaPo's Howard Kurtz reports George Stephanopoulos has been offered the job of co-anchor of "Good Morning America." Stephanopoulos has been the most-talked about candidate for the position which will be vacat... [TVNewser]

Anne Sweeney on the Magic ABC News Brings to Disney: 'Well Worth the Money' - Posted December 1, 2009
B&C's Marisa Guthrie reports on a town hall meeting held by Disney/ABC Television Group chief Anne Sweeney for employees. ... [TVNewser]

Fortune Recognizes Media Mavens On 50 Most Powerful Women List - Posted September 11, 2009
It's no surprise that some media movers and shakers made their way onto Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women List. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Fortune Recognizes Media Mavens On 50 Most Powerful Women List - Posted September 11, 2009
It's no surprise that some media movers and shakers made their way onto Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women List. ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News Cutting 35-40 Staffers - Posted January 29, 2009
First on TVNewser: ABC News is cutting 35-40 staffers as part of larger cuts at Disney-ABC Television. In an internal memo obtained by TVNewser, Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, announces, "we're now faced with the harsh reality of hav... [TVNewser]

Kimmel Moving to Nightline's Slot? Not So Fast - Posted January 28, 2009
The New York Times' Bill Carter brings up the idea of Jimmy Kimmel moving up a half-hour into ... [TVNewser]

Media Moguls Meet Amid Industry Changes - Posted July 10, 2008
At an annual retreat of media moguls this week in Sun Valley, Hollywood leaders focused on the "chilling effects of industry change brought on by labor strife, fragmentation and new technology," Reuters reports. "The whole industry is in transition," said Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Walt Disney Co's Disney Media Networks and Pre... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Angela Shapiro-Mathes To Head TLC - Posted April 18, 2007
Discovery Communications has hired Angela Shapiro-Mathes to head TLC. She was President of Fox Television Studios. TLC has been rudderless since David Abraham left in February, and the new head of Discovery, David Zaslav, ... [FishbowlLA]

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