The path that led the ABC News president to replace Anne Sweeney
Ben Sherwood‘s new job at Disney is only the largest leap in his varied and successful career.
Here’s a look at how he became the new co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group.
1989: Sherwood joins ABC News as an investigative associate producer and producer for “PrimeTime Live.”
1997: Sherwood jumps ship to NBC, signing on for “Nightly News With Tom Brokaw.” Initially a broadcast producer for “In Depth” reports, he eventually rises to senior broadcast producer.
2000: Sherwood’s best-selling novel “The Man Who ate the 747” is published.
2004: Sherwood publishes another best-seller, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” which was adapted into the feature film “Charlie St. Cloud” in 2010.
April 2004: Sherwood returns to ABC News as executive producer of “Good Morning America.”
2006: Sherwood leaves “Good Morning America.”
December 2010: Sherwood is named president of ABC News, becoming responsible for all aspects of the division’s broadcasts, including “World News With Diane Sawyer,” “20/20” and “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.”
October 2011: ABC News forges partnership with Yahoo! to create an online news and information network
2013: ABC News and Univision launch Fusion, a joint news and lifestyle network to serve and empower U.S. hispanics
March 2014: Sherwood is tapped to replace Anne Sweeney at Disney Media Networks, effective February 2015.