The announcement was made by Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, and Craig Hunegs, president of Disney Television Studios, to whom she will report.
Rumours had been circling for a while that Ryan would be one of the execs making the transition to Disney after its colossal $71.3 billion acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox’s film and television holdings. On the TV side, Peter Rice, Dana Walden, John Landgraf, and Gary E. Knell have all already packed their bags for the Magic Kingdom.
In her new role, Ryan will oversee all marketing, publicity and communications strategies for ABC, including media, creative, social, digital, publicity and talent relations. She will also oversee the communications and marketing teams of Disney Television Studios, which include ABC Studios, Fox