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Barbara Fedida

Senior Vice President for Talent and Business, ABC News | The Walt Disney Company

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Barbara Fedida, Senior Vice President for Talent and Business at ABC News, is responsible for developing and executing strategic planning for the next generation of both on-air and off-air talent. In addition to hiring, developing, and placing all anchors and correspondents for ABC News programs and bureaus worldwide, she also oversees all editorial recruiting, hiring, and growth and development opportunities. Fedida rejoined ABC News in 2011 after four years at CBS News, where she was Vice President of Talent and Development and the executive in charge of The Early Show. During her earlier tenure at ABC News, she was an award-winning producer for Peter Jennings at both World News Tonight and his documentary unit, and also served as Director of Standards and Practices before turning her hand to talent recruitment and development. The Hollywood Reporter named Fedida to its "35 most powerful people in New York media" list in 2015.