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Ziff-Davis names new CEO, chairman

Technology publisher Ziff-Davis has appointed former Walt Disney executive Robert F. Callahan as its chief executive, president and chairman. Callahan, formerly president of Disney-owned ABC Broadcast Group, will join Ziff-Davis on Oct. 1, replacing Avy Stein. Stein has served as acting chairman and CEO since mid-August and will remain on Ziff-Davis' board of directors. The company hopes to tap Callahan's extensive media experience to expand the company's franchise of tech publications, which include PC Magazine, Interactive Week and its recently launched Baseline.

Technology publisher Ziff-Davis has appointed former Walt Disney executive Robert F. Callahan as its chief executive, president and chairman. Callahan, formerly president of Disney-owned ABC Broadcast Group, will join Ziff-Davis on Oct. 1, replacing Avy Stein.

Stein has served as acting chairman and CEO since mid-August and will remain on Ziff-Davis' board of directors. The company hopes to tap Callahan's extensive media experience to expand the company's franchise of tech publications, which include PC Magazine, Interactive Week and its recently launched Baseline.