Following the news that Disney Channels boss Gary Marsh is stepping down, his replacement has been announced. Ayo Davis will take over as president of Disney Branded Television, which creates kids’ and teen content, both animated and live-action, for Disney-branded networks and Disney+.
Davis will take over the creative and operational leadership of the content group from Marsh, who is leaving at the end of the year to form a Disney-backed production company. She will report to Peter Rice, chairman of Disney General Entertainment.
The promotion caps a meteoric rise for Davis, who was appointed less than a year ago to her previous role: executive vp of creative development and strategy at Disney Branded Television. She has spent almost 20 years working on the creative side of tv at Disney, previously holding roles at ABC Entertainment and Disney+.