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ABC’s Flagship Station Gets New President, GM

Mar 28, 2018  •  Post A Comment

WABC-TV, the ABC Network’s flagship station in New York, named a new president and general manager, appointing Debra O’Connell to the post.

A 20-year ABC veteran, O’Connell has been executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, of Disney|ABC’s consolidated advertising sales group for the past year. She was previously president, National TV Sales, ABC Owned Stations Group, from 2014-2017.

Announcing the appointment was Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group.

“Debra is a well-respected, highly strategic and driven leader that brings an impressive range of experience to this position,” McMahon said. “Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a results-oriented and entrepreneurial approach to the business of broadcasting, and we are confident that her valuable management expertise, strong relationships and deep dedication to the local community make her ideally suited for the top job at our flagship station.”

Please click here to read today’s full announcement.

Debra O’Connell (ABC/Heidi Gutman)

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