Television and radio exec Michael Riley has been named president of ABC Family, reporting to Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks & president, Disney/ABC Television Group.
Riley will have oversight of ABC Family’s original programming and acquisitions, franchise management, marketing, sales and operations, as well as responsibility for the overall strategic and creative direction for the channel.
Riley makes his move from his previous role as SVP and GM of Radio Disney, where he oversaw the strategic management of the Radio Disney network and its portfolio of 36-owned radio stations. He joined The Walt Disney Company in April 2008 after holding various senior roles at Turner Broadcasting. Riley’s replacement at Radio Disney will be announced soon.