Disney hires Lightcap as Disney Channels boss

Disney has promoted Carolina Lightcap as president, Disney Channels Worldwide, replacing Rich Ross, who became president of Walt Disney Studios last month.

Lightcap joined Disney in 2000 and most recently worked in the dual roles of senior vice president, programming and creative affairs, Disney Channels Latin America and chief marketing officer, The Walt Disney Company, Latin America.

Lightcap will report to Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney / ABC Television Group.

Meanwhile, Gary Marsh, who is currently president, entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide and who is responsible for all program development and production at the network, will also become chief creative officer.

Marsh, who has been responsible for shepherding key Disney series including Hannah Montana and the High School Musical franchise, will report to Lightcap.