Dana Walden
Corey Nickols
United States

Walt Disney Television


Chairman, Disney Television Studios & ABC Entertainment

After the Walt Disney Co. acquired 21st Century Fox, Walden was chosen to oversee 
television-studio operations for the bigger company, as well as broadcast network ABC and cable channel Freeform. Alongside her longtime professional partner, Gary Newman, Walden made 20th Century Fox Television a haven for the creative minds behind the likes of such varied series as “American Horror Story,” “Modern Family,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Homeland.” When TCFTV and Fox Broadcasting united as Fox Television Group in 2014, the two added oversight of the network to their purview. Among the hits Walden shepherded in recent years are Lee Daniels’ “Empire,” Ryan Murphy’s “Feud” and “American Horror Story” and the NBC drama “This Is Us.”


  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • FOX Entertainment
  • Bender/Helper Impact


  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Fox's Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board of Directors

Fox's Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board of Directors

Fox's Dana Walden has joined the board of directors of Hulu.Walden, who as co-chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group oversees Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox Television, joins 21st Century Fox president Peter Rice and Fox Networks Group digital president Brian Sullivan on the board of the streaming service. The six-person board consists of three 21st Century Fox executives and three execs from fellow Hulu stakeholder the Walt Disney Co. — Disney exec VP of corporate strategy Kevin Mayer,...


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