Bob Iger said that he would move quickly in name a successor for Anne Sweeney and he has.
ABC News president Ben Sherwood will take the reins as Disney/ABC Television Group early next year after Sweeney steps down.
“I am honored and humbled that Bob has entrusted me with this great responsibility and amazing opportunity. I’m also deeply grateful to Anne, who has built and led a powerhouse division over the last 10 years,” Sherwood said. “I am looking forward to her counsel and wisdom during this transition period. I must also thank the remarkable people of ABC News who inspire me every day with their creativity, dedication and spirit. I will keep their commitment to excellence and their fierce competitiveness firmly in mind as I move forward to meet this exciting new challenge.”