Disney TV and ABC secure Fox's Shannon Ryan as marketing boss

Disney has secured Fox Television Group's chief marketing officer Shannon Ryan as president of marketing for ABC Entertainment and Disney Television Studios.

With Disney's impending TV subscription push imminent and the Fox merger closing in, Ryan will overlook marketing, publicity and comms for the network and Disney TV Studios.

She was at Fox TV Group since 2015, and before that executive vice president of marketing and comms for Fox

“We’re excited that she’ll add ABC Studios to her portfolio as we build the Disney Television Studios brand into a world-class content creation engine,” said Craig Hunegs, president of Disney Television Studios.

On her appointment, Ryan added: “Joining Disney, a company I’ve always admired and one of the most powerful brands in the world, is the opportunity of a lifetime,”