Fox alum Shannon Ryan named president of marketing of ABC Entertainment and Disney Television Studios
Yet another gem has been added to Disney's hat. Fox's chief marketing officer Shannon Ryan has been named president of marketing for ABC Entertainment and Disney Television Studios. The announcement was made by Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, and Craig Hunegs, president of Disney Television Studios, on Thursday.
“Joining Disney, a company I’ve always admired and one of the most powerful brands in the world, is the opportunity of a lifetime,” commented Ryan. “I’m beyond excited to begin this next chapter and look forward to collaborating with Craig and Karey and their incredibly talented teams to shine a light on the fantastic work being done at these creative companies.”
In this new role, Ryan will oversee all marketing, publicity and communications strategies for The ABC Television Network, including media, creative, social, digital, publicity and talent relations.
She will also oversee the communications and marketing teams of Disney Television Studios, which include ABC Studios, Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television, along with managing the marketing, publicity, corporate communications, events, talent relations and awards strategies of the three companies.
Ryan joins The Walt Disney Company after recently serving as the chief marketing officer of the Fox Television Group, a post she’d held since 2015.
"I can’t wait for Shannon to get here!” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment. “I’ve admired her innovative campaigns and fierce competitive spirit from afar for years, and I know ABC will be better in every way with her guiding our talented marketing and publicity teams. We are lucky indeed.”
Craig Hunegs, president of Disney Television Studios, who will be her immediate boss along with Burke said, “Shannon’s one of the best strategists in the business, and we’ve already reaped the benefits of her marketing and publicity expertise at 20th and Fox 21. We’re excited that she’ll add ABC Studios to her portfolio as we build the Disney Television Studios brand into a world-class content creation engine.”