ABC Daytime President Promoted

By Errol Lewis with additional reporting by Jennifer Snyder

( — , Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney- Group, announced yesterday the promotion of President, , to President, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. He will continue his day-to-day responsibilities at ABC Daytime, while adding and Buena Vista Productions to his watch and overseeing the creation, production and delivery of all Daytime programming for the Disney-ABC Television Group.

Brian Scott Frons

“The Disney-ABC Television Group was created to allow for efficiencies across all our businesses. This new structure achieves this by giving us one strategic vision for all our daytime oriented programming, regardless of where it airs. And Brian Frons is the perfect executive for this new venture. He’s intelligent, collaborative, creative and honorable, and has a penchant for approaching challenges with an eye towards what’s next, not what’s worked in the past,” said Sweeney in a statement, whom he will continue to report.

Frons joined the Disney family in August 2002, when he took over as ABC Daytime President from outgoing President, Angela Shapiro, who found herself doing double duty as President of the Cable Network and President of ABC Daytime, until Mr. Frons� appointment was announced. Shapiro has since married and moved onto the Television Stations Group as President. As President of ABC Daytime, Frons was responsible for all aspects of Daytime programming, including the development, marketing, production and promotion of ABC Daytime programming. The daytime lineup consists of the soaps “,” “,” and “” and talk-show, “” hosted by , , , Jones Reynolds, and . Under his reign the ABC Daytime lineup continues to rank #1 in Women 18-49 (most coveted by advertisers) in Daytime Dramas and Full Daytime for the season.

“I’m honored that Anne has shown such faith in my abilities, and I’m thrilled with the prospect of what lies ahead,” said Frons in accepting his new responsibilities.

Frons began his career at Entertainment in 1978. His previous daytime include stints at both CBS and Daytime. He also helped with the development and creation of the “ .”

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