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Disney names Sherwood to replace Sweeney

Ben Sherwood
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Ben Sherwood

Walt Disney on Monday named Ben Sherwood as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Sherwood, who is currently ABC News President, will replace Anne Sweeney, who announced she was leaving the media conglomerate on March 11.

Effectively immediately, Sherwood will begin making the transition and will continue to oversee ABC News until a successor is named.

—By Reuters