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Management shake-up at ABC Family; Kate Juergens departs
Management shake-up at ABC Family; Kate Juergens departs

Kate Juergens, a key architect of the programming renaissance at ABC Family, is leaving the popular cable network. The Walt Disney Co. owned channel announced Juergens' resignation Tuesday afternoon. It was part of a management restructuring following the December hiring of Tom Ascheim, a former Sesame Workshop executive, as president of ABC Family. Juergens, who has served as the channel's chief creative officer, was passed over for the top job, which apparently contributed to her decision to leave the network. "Several months ago, I spoke to Tom about my decision to move on from ABC Family," Juergens wrote in a memo to the staff. "He asked if I’d stay on through our pilot process and...

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