ABC’s Senior VP Communications Jori Arancio Exiting

ABC’s Senior VP Communications Jori Arancio is leaving the broadcast network following a three-year run.

Originally hired in October 2016 after being promoted from Freeform, Arancio has been a member of the Disney fold for 21 years.

ABC says a replacement for Arancio will be named shortly. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Freeform VP Communications Naomi Bulochnikov is expected to be promoted.

Arancio was brought in back in 2016 to work closely with ABC Studios president Patrick Moran and ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey. Both top execs have since exited, as has Disney/ABC TV Group Global Communications executive vp Kevin Brockman, to whom she reported.

Arancio was charged with strategic corporate communication efforts, consumer press campaigns, awards outreach and talent relations for both the broadcast network and the studio. She shaped campaigns for the Bachelor franchise, Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, The Conners and more. Before that, Arancio was VP Communications at Freeform, where she helped rebrand the network from ABC Family.

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