Walt Disney Co. DIS, -3.78% on Thursday said Dana Walden has been tapped as chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content, where she will succeed Peter Rice, one of the company’s top television executives. Rice, a former Fox executive, joined Disney in 2017 as part of Disney’s $71 billion acquisition of a bundle of entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox. The move marks a high profile restructuring shift made by Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek, who continues to make his mark on the studio after replacing Bob Iger.
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