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ABC Family narrows list of candidates for new president

ABC Family narrows list of candidates for new president

Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Family channel is closing in on naming a new president, people familiar with the matter said. The position has been open since September, when Michael Riley said he was resigning to return to his native England. ABC Family is known for its shows aimed at teenagers, particularly girls, including "Pretty Little Liars," "Melissa and Joey" and "Twisted." Among the candidates topping Disney's short list are Salaam Coleman Smith, who had headed NBCUniversal's Style Network until the channel was rebranded this fall as the Esquire Network and put under new management. Coleman Smith is also a former programming executive at E! and...

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