Ben Sherwood, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, will deliver opening remarks at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The opening session will take place Monday, April 18, following NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith’s “State of the Broadcast Industry” address. Sherwood oversees ABC Studios, the ABC-owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network. Additionally, Sherwood’s responsibilities include oversight of cable network Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family), and the company’s equity interest in A+E Networks, Fusion, and Hulu. Previously, Sherwood was president, ABC News, a position he had held since December 2010.
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith said, “Mr. Sherwood has achieved great success throughout his career as a journalist, producer, writer, and media executive. He is a respected executive and a creative thinker with keen business sense. We look forward to hearing about his approaches to today’s rapidly evolving media business at this year’s NAB Show.”
NAB Show, will be held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.