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ABC Communications Boss Jori Arancio Exits Company

Arancio has been with Disney for 21 years

ABC’s senior vice president of communications Jori Arancio is stepping down from her position at the network and studio, the company announced on Wednesday.

“Jori is a sharp and formidable executive who has overseen some fantastic PR campaigns during her extensive career at the company,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said. “She’s also done a great job building a talented team; and while we’re sorry she has made the decision to move on, we remain grateful for her contributions to ABC.”

Arancio first joined ABC in October 2016, assuming oversight over communications efforts for both ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios. Prior to that, she spent five years as SVP of communications at ABC’s sister network, Freeform.

A replacement for Arancio has not yet been named.

“It has been my joy and privilege to call The Walt Disney Company home for over 20 years. I have had the great fortune to work alongside the most inspiring, creative, dedicated and passionate communications teams, leaders and talent,” Arancio said. “I have also had the extraordinary opportunity to help launch groundbreaking series and important initiatives.”

She continued, “Having worked with Karey at Freeform, it was important to me to work with her during her first year as president of ABC Entertainment. Her vision is taking shape and ABC had a successful fall launch. It’s now time for me to explore new opportunities. I will always be grateful for my colleagues and experiences at ABC and Disney and wish the teams great success.”