The Disney-ABC communications division has been reorganized along functional roles into six areas reporting to Communications Senior VP Kevin Brockman.
Nicole Nichols, former VP of media relations for ABC Family, to senior VP of entertainment communications for the Disney-ABC Television Group. She will oversee communications for ABC Entertainment, Touchstone Television, ABC Daytime, ABC Family and SoapNet.
“While each channel and network daypart retains a senior executive responsible for its day-to-day communications strategy, we’ll now have an executive team responsible for coordinating and enhancing those efforts as well,” Mr. Brockman said in his announcement Tuesday.
The changes include the promotions of:
Sharon Williams, former VP of media relations for ABC Television Network, to senior VP for communications resources for the Disney-ABC Television Group, overseeing photography and new communications media, broadcast and ratings publicity, editorial services, talent relations and business management.
Patti McTeague, former VP of media relations for the Disney-ABC Cable Networks Group, to VP of kids communications for the Disney-ABC Television Group, including Disney Channel Worldwide, Toon Disney, Jetix, Playhouse Disney, ABC Kids and Walt Disney TV Animation.
In addition, Siobhan Kenny, VP of branded television communications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will assume the role of acting head of international communications.
Continuing in their roles are ABC News Communications VP Jeffrey Schneider and Corporate Communications VP Julie Hoover.