TCA: New ABC Entertainment Chief Admits ‘There Is Work To Do'


Paul Lee, the new president of ABC Entertainment, assumed the hot seat Sunday morning (Aug. 1) at the Television Critics Association press tour. Addressing the media for the first time since the tumultuous departure of his predecessor, Steve McPherson, Lee noted that he was "super unprepared."

"I've been in the job for 36 hours," he said.

Lee, the former president of ABC Family, who was on vacation last week when McPherson abruptly resigned, said Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney asked him to address critics at press tour, but he would not directly address questions about McPherson.

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