As SVP, digital media for the ABC Television Network, Karin Gilford is responsible for ABC's digital media initiatives, including ABC.com, the official online home of the ABC Network's primetime, daytime, and late-night programs, as well as the network's digital efforts on mobile platforms and interactive television technologies.
Prior to joining the Disney/ABC Television Group, Gilford was SVP, online media at Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses. At Comcast, she was responsible for the growth and management of CIM's broadband portal site, Comcast.net, and cutting-edge online entertainment site, Fancast.com.
Before joining Comcast, Gilford spent eight years with Yahoo! serving in several different roles, including VP and GM of Yahoo! Entertainment, where she led all programming, content, and business strategy for the entertainment consumer websites Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! TV, Omg!, Shine, and Yahoo! Games. She also previously held positions in business development and finance at Paramount Pictures International Television and Ernst & Young LLP. Gilford holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Cal State Northridge, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
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