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Yahoo names communications head

Web portal Yahoo says it has appointed former Walt Disney executive Christine Castro as its chief communications officer. Castro, who was previously vice president of corporate communications at Disney, will oversee Yahoo's communications efforts with the media, investors and employees. Castro will report directly to Chief Executive Terry Semel. Since Semel took over the helm in May, Yahoo has recruited considerably from the entertainment industry. Semel, once the studio head at Warner Bros., appointed Disney's former Chief Financial Officer Gary Wilson to serve on Yahoo's board of directors. Semel has also brought former Warner Bros. executives to serve in strategic planning positions.

Web portal Yahoo says it has appointed former Walt Disney executive Christine Castro as its chief communications officer. Castro, who was previously vice president of corporate communications at Disney, will oversee Yahoo's communications efforts with the media, investors and employees. Castro will report directly to Chief Executive Terry Semel.

Since Semel took over the helm in May, Yahoo has recruited considerably from the entertainment industry. Semel, once the studio head at Warner Bros., appointed Disney's former Chief Financial Officer Gary Wilson to serve on Yahoo's board of directors. Semel has also brought former Warner Bros. executives to serve in strategic planning positions.