Famed As: Co-Chair of Disney Media
About: Anne Sweeney is the current Co-Chair of Disney Media and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group. Sweeney oversees ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, which provide programming to viewers through more than 200 stations across the U.S. She also oversees Disney Channels Worldwide, which consists of 107 for-children entertainment channels, including Disney Channel and Disney XD. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company in 1996, Sweeney served as chairman and CEO of FX Networks, Inc., since 1993. Sweeney graduated from The College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s of Education degree from Harvard University.
Quote: “My theme song is always: ‘Pay attention to your viewer. Follow them.’”