Friday, February 26, 2016

Rebecca Campbell Adds Daytime to Her ABC Executive Responsibilities, Including 'General Hospital'

Rebecca Campbell
Rebecca Campbell, who runs the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, has been tapped to take on a bigger role at Disney/ABC.

Campbell has overall responsibility for the company’s eight local TV stations and their digital assets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. In addition, Ms. Campbell oversees other businesses within the Group, including ABC National Television Sales, a sales representation unit serving the owned stations as well as outside clients, and the hit syndicated series “Live with Kelly and Michael,” which is produced at WABC-TV.

In addition to her station duties, Campbell will now also oversee daytime programming — network and syndication, continuing to report to Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

"We’ll be working on the appropriate timing and transition of other support staff in the near future," Sherwood said in a email to staff announcing the move Wednesday.

Daytime programming had been under the watch of Paul Lee. But last week, Sherwood ousted Lee, moving up Channing Dungey to head primetime entertainment and keeping Patrick Moran as head of ABC Studios.

Campbell's daytime portfolio includes The Chew, General Hospital, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and The FABLife, which bombed in the ratings and isn't returning for a second season.

"Rebecca has been involved in daytime for the majority of her broadcast career, whether through producing daytime programming while at WPVI in Philadelphia or buying syndicated programming for our station group," Sherwood's email said.

The Campbell news was first reported by TVNewsCheck.

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