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Role of renaissance man fits new Disney/ABC TV chief Ben Sherwood
Role of renaissance man fits new Disney/ABC TV chief Ben Sherwood

Ben Sherwood has the kind of resume that could make even a high achiever jealous. A Harvard graduate and a Rhodes scholar, Sherwood has been a reporter, producer, author and executive. On Monday, Sherwood added the title chairman to his curriculum vitae when Walt Disney Co.  elevated him from president of ABC News to co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group. He will succeed Anne Sweeney, who is stepping down to try her hand at directing television. In his new role, which he'll officially assume in February 2015, the 50-year-old Sherwood will have oversight of not only ABC's entertainment and news operations, but also the...

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