Carolina Lightcap was named president of Disney Channels Worldwide, filling a post that came open with the October promotion of Rich Ross to chairman of Walt Disney Studios, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Lightcap, who had been both senior VP programming and creative affairs for Disney Channels Latin America and chief marketing officer for the Walt Disney Co., Latin America, is taking on her new assignment immediately and will be moving to Burbank from Buenos Aires.
Ross’s second in command, Gary Marsh, will be chief creative officer, in addition to entertainment president for Disney Channels Worldwide.
Commenting on the appointment, Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Television Group, said, "Carolina has made enormous contributions to Disney over the past decade, especially in launching and building Disney Channel Latin America into the #1 cable channel in the region."
— Allison J. Waldman