Craig Hunegs to join Disney as president after 21st Century Fox acquisition

He will report to Dana Walden, who, upon close of the 21st Century Fox, Inc. acquisition, will assume the role of chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.


                            Craig Hunegs to join Disney as president after 21st Century Fox acquisition

Former Warner Bros. TV group's head of business and president of the studio’s digital networks wing Craig Hunegs will assume the role of president at Disney Television Studios (DTV Studios), after the close of the 21st Century Fox, Inc. acquisition, Disney announced on Tuesday.

Hunegs will report to Dana Walden, who, upon close of the 21st Century Fox, Inc. acquisition, will assume the role of chairman of Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.

He exited the network in December 2018, six months after AT&T completed its acquisition of Warner Bros.’ parent company Time Warner, now known as WarnerMedia.

He was responsible for overall Television Group performance and for creating growth across Warner Bros.’ television business. In the core Television Group business, Hunegs actively managed production for US broadcast, basic and premium cable networks and SVOD services, the growth of Warner Bros. Animation’s kids business, expansion of international local production and the evolution of linear and on-demand TV distribution windows. Hunegs was the founding president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks and led the rapid build-out of Warner Bros. Over-The-Top services. 

Warner Bros. Television Group President for Business and Strategy Craig Hunegs attends Variety's Spring 2014 Entertainment and Technology Summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey on May 5, 2014 in Marina del Rey, California.
Warner Bros. Television Group President for Business and Strategy Craig Hunegs attends Variety's Spring 2014 Entertainment and Technology Summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey on May 5, 2014 in Marina del Rey, California.

 

In this new position at Disney, Hunegs will have oversight of all functions and areas of operation for Disney Television Studios, which includes ABC Studios, ABC Signature, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

Reporting directly to Hunegs, once he assumes this role, will be Patrick Moran, president, ABC Studios; Jonathan Davis and Howard Kurtzman, presidents, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Bert Salke, president, Fox 21 Television Studios.

Hunegs was also the lead deal-maker for all Television Group production divisions. He served on the board of The CW network, where he played an active role in setting its linear and digital distribution strategies. He was promoted to the WBTVG president role in May 2013. Hunegs has been closely involved with such shows as 'Friends,' 'ER,' 'West Wing,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'The Bachelor,' 'Ellen,' 'Shameless,' 'Queen Sugar,' and all the DC Comics series on The CW and the DC Universe app.