BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Disney says ABC News President Ben Sherwood will replace Anne Sweeney, the longtime Disney/ABC Television Group president who announced two weeks ago that she was quitting to direct TV shows.

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) Disney says ABC News President Ben Sherwood will replace Anne Sweeney, the longtime Disney/ABC Television Group president who announced two weeks ago that she was quitting to direct TV shows.

Sherwood was immediately named co-president along with Sweeney. He will take over as the sole president on Feb. 1, when Sweeney steps down. Sherwood will also become co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, which oversees all of the company's TV offerings.

The other co-chairman of Disney Media Networks is ESPN President John Skipper.

Sherwood has been touted for helping ABC's "Good Morning America" become the top-rated morning show since 2012. That ended the 16-year reign of NBC's "Today" on top.