According to Broadcasting & Cable there is a new face that will be part of the daytime team at ABC. Lisa Hackner has been named executive VP of daytime and syndicated programming at ABC Entertainment Group, overseeing first-run development and production. Hackner will report to Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group.
Vicki Dummer remains executive VP, ABC Entertainment Group, overseeing all of the network’s scripted programming, including General Hospital.
Hackner previously was executive VP of creative affairs at Telepictures, Warner Bros.’ first-run production arm. There, she reported to Hilary Estey McLoughin, who this week landed a new job as president of creative affairs at CBS Television Distribution. Hackner departed Telepictures in March 2012, after 22 years at the company. While at Telepictures, Hackner worked on such shows as Anderson Live, Judge Mathis, and The Tyra Banks Show.
So, what do you think this executive move means for the ABC Daytime line-up? Will Hackner be looking for potential new talk shows for the line-up? Will she eventually get involved with GH? From the looks of it, she has more experience with courtroom and live talk programming. Weigh-in!