NEW YORK — A number of key ABC executives have decided to make the move from New York to Los Angeles as part of the network’s goal to consolidate more of its operation in an expanded Burbank facility.
Among the Gotham-based executives who have agreed to pick up stakes and relocate are Angela Shapiro, prexy of ABC daytime; Bob Callahan, prexy of broadcast (encompassing the TV stations and the radio division); Jonathan Barzelay, senior VP and G.M. of children’s programming; Alan Braverman, senior VP and general counsel of ABC Inc.; Laurie Younger, senior VP and chief financial officer; and Jeff Rosen, VP of human resources.
Three won’t go
Three key executives will not make the move: Larry Pollack, chairman of the ABC-owned TV stations, who works out of Philadelphia; John Wolters, executive VP of finance for ABC-TV; and Patty Matson, senior VP of communications for ABC Inc.
A total of about 110 ABC executives will have to deliver their final decision in the next week or so, but the physical moves won’t take effect until Sept. 30, 2000, when the Burbank complex will be ready to accommodate the execs.
As previously announced, the top three N.Y.-based ABC executives will shift their offices to L.A.: Bob Iger, chairman of the ABC Group and president of Walt Disney Intl.; Steve Bornstein, president of ABC Inc.; and Pat Fili-Krushel, president of ABC-TV.