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Ben Sherwood’s Career Timeline

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.