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June 9 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) said on Thursday it has named Dana Walden chairman of General Entertainment Content, overseeing original programming for Disney’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

Walden will have oversight of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Disney Television Studios, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, and report directly to Chief Executive Bob Chapek.

“Dana is a dynamic, collaborative leader and cultural force who in just three years has transformed our television business into a content powerhouse that consistently delivers the entertainment audiences crave,” Chapek said in a statement.

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