Bornstein back at top of ABC TV

Apr 16, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Steve Bornstein is taking another turn as head of ABC’s television assets.
Last week, Disney named Mr. Bornstein the new president of ABC Television. He had spent several months as president of ABC Inc. in 1999 before parent The Walt Disney Co. prevailed on him to bring to Go.com the magic he worked on ESPN for nearly two decades.
Mr. Bornstein replaces Robert Callahan, a well-liked 20-year network veteran who had occupied that position for less than a year. He is leaving the company for personal reasons in September, rather than move to Burbank, where Disney is headquartered.
Mr. Bornstein will oversee the ABC Television Network and its 10 owned-and-operated TV stations as well as Buena Vista Television, the company’s syndication arm.
John Hare, president of ABC Radio, a division Mr. Callahan had turned into a producer of record revenues, will report to Disney President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Iger, as will Steve Wadsworth, president of the Walt Disney Internet Group, which has suffered in the decline of the dot-com world.