Top Disney TV exec departs abruptly

Walt Disney Co. on Thursday said Dana Walden has been tapped as chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content, where she will succeed Peter Rice, one of the company’s top television executives. Rice, a former Fox executive, joined Disney in 2017 as part of Disney’s $71 billion acquisition of a bundle of entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox. The move marks a high profile restructuring shift made by Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek, who continues to make his mark on the studio after replacing Bob Iger.

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