Ben Sherwood

Disney president to leave following merger with Fox

Disney president Ben Sherwood is to leave the business after it completes its takeover of 21st Century Fox. The exec – who serves as president of Disney-ABC Television Group – is believed to have been weighing up his options for some time, after it emerged in July that Fox president Peter Rice is expected to lead […]

Disney: reach and innovation will ensure future of broadcast

Broadcast television remains in good health, with a strong future ahead if it focuses on innovation and the inherent advantage of its global reach, according to Disney exec Ben Sherwood. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas yesterday, the co-chairman of Disney Media networks and president of Disney ABC Television said that TV obituaries […]

Ben Sherwood to replace Anne Sweeney at Disney/ABC

Ben Sherwood has been named as Anne Sweeney’s replacement as boss of Disney/ABC Television Group. Sherwood has been running ABC News during which time he is credited with reinvigorating Good Morning America and forging joint ventures with Yahoo and US Hispanic net Univision. Disney announced this afternoon (GMT) that he will take Sweeney’s role of […]