NEWS: Disney Announces More Layoffs Within Its Television Division

A few months ago, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that the Walt Disney Company would be undergoing a massive restructuring.

Vicki Drummer, Andrew Kubitz, and Dan Kupetz ©Disney

The changes are meant to move the company in a direction that focuses more on its direct-to-consumer services, including the company’s streaming subscription offerings Disney+ and Hulu.

As a result, the company has seen major leadership changes within its television division. Today, Deadline reports that some members within that group are now being laid off, including ABC Entertainment’s Head of Current Series Programming Vicki Drummer, ABC Entertainment’s EVP Programming Strategy Head Andy Kubitz, and 20th TV EVP and Business Affairs and Operations Head Dan Kupetz.

Dancing With The Stars ©ABC

Other Disney employees reportedly leaving include ABC SVP and Daytime, Sports, and Syndicated Development/Production Head William Burton, ABC head of research Elizabeth Sloan, ABC SVP Jennifer Mayo, and ABC Movies and Miniseries Head David Marko. Those leaving 20th TV include Jennifer Gwartz, whose position as EVP of Comedy and Drama recently went to Carolyn Cassidy, as well as head of comedy Cheryl Dolins.


We’ll keep you updated when we find out more.

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