Disney EMEA gets a new president

The House of Mouse has tapped Rebecca Campbell, a 20-year veteran of the Disney/ABC Television Group, to take on the role.
September 21, 2017

Disney International is promoting Rebecca Campbell to the post of president of The Walt Disney Company, EMEA, effective January 1. She’s being bumped up from her current role, president of ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime.

Diego Lerner, the current chief of Disney EMEA, is returning to Buenos Aires, Argentina as a part of the Disney International management team that reports to chairman, Andy Bird.

A 20-year veteran of the Disney/ABC Television Group, Campbell was responsible for eight local TV stations and their digital assets in key markets like New York, L.A., Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. She also oversaw ABC national TV sales and ABC Daytime.

Previously, Campbell led local television stations in Pennsylvania and New York, including the top-rated station in the largest US market, WABC-TV. She also served as president and general manager of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, the highest-rated station in the city of brotherly love.

Lerner, meanwhile, took on the role of Disney EMEA president in 2009, overseeing all Disney operations in the region, excluding ESPN and Disneyland Resort Paris.

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