November 2, 2004 6:25 AM PST

Ex-TV exec to lead Yahoo media group

Yahoo has hired former ABC television executive Lloyd Braun to head its media and entertainment division, the Web portal said Tuesday.

Braun, 46, was fired in April from his post as chairman of ABC Entertainment Television Group, a division of Walt Disney. According to The Los Angeles Times, he was ousted at a time when network had just two shows in television's top 30. Among the other former jobs on his resume are chairman of Disney's Buena Vista Television Productions, president of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, and partner at the law firm of Silverberg, Katz, Thompson & Braun.

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