Lifetime's Black Says She's Staying


Lifetime Television president Carole Black claims she's staying put, denying
mounting speculation last week that she was leaving for a West Coast corporate
post at The Walt Disney Co. and ABC.

'Although it is our policy not to comment on rumors, the story is simply not
true,' Lifetime senior vice president of public affairs Meredith Wagner said on
Black's behalf last week.

As late as last week, cable and advertising industry sources said they'd
heard that Black was going to join ABC, possibly to help ABC Television Network
president Steve Bornstein to reconfigure ABC Family, Disney's new acquisition.

Such a move would allow Black to return full-time to her beloved Los Angeles,
where ABC and Disney are based.

Black now divvies up her time between Lifetime's New York headquarters and
Los Angeles.

She maintains a home on the West Coast, and her son, Eric, who is in his
early 30s, works for a Los Angeles production house.