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Ben Sherwood Biography

Ben Sherwood (Benjamin Berkley) is an American writer, journalist, and producer who was formerly the President of Disney-ABC Television Group and ABC News.

Ben Sherwood Career

Television journalism

From 1989-93, he was an Associate Producer and a Producer for ABC News’ Primetime “then called PrimeTime Live” with hosts Diane Sawyer and Sam Donaldson.

During that time, Sherwood was part of the ABC News Team that came under sniper fire in Sarajevo, Bosnia in August 1992.

In 1997, he joined NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw as a Producer, a Senior Producer, and ultimately the Senior Broadcast Producer, where he was present during coverage of the September 11 attacks. Ben left NBC News in January 2002.

In April 2004, he was the Executive Producer of the ABC’s Good Morning America, and on December 3. 2010, Sherwood was appointed President of ABC News in New York.

In January 2015, Ben Sherwood was named President of Disney-ABC Television Group, and Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks. Following the Disney acquisition of Fox in March 2019, Sherwood departed the company.

Ben Sherwood Age

Benjamin Berkley “Ben” Sherwood is an American writer, journalist, and producer who was formerly the President of Disney-ABC Television Group and ABC News. He was born on February 12. 1964 in Los Angeles, CA. Ben Sherwood is 55 years old as of 2019.

Ben Sherwood Family

He was born to a wealthy Jewish family in Los Angeles, California. Ben is the son of Dorothy Lipsey Romonek(mum) and Richard E. Sherwood(dad). He was born and raised together with his sister called Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.

Dorothy was a trustee of the California Institute of the Arts. And Richard E. Sherwood was a partner in a Los Angeles law firm and longtime leader of the American Jewish Committee.

Ben Sherwood Wife

Ben is married to Karen Lisa Kehela in 2003 at a Jewish ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. Lisa Kehela is the Co-Chair of Imagine Films, a division of film and television production company Imagine Entertainment. The couple has two sons together as they only kids

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Ben Sherwood Net Worth

Sherwood is the president of ABC News. Ben Sherwood has an estimated Net Worth of $15 million dollars as of 2019. He earned his net worth as a producer. In 1981, he graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.

Ben Sherwood Education | Ben Sherwood Ku

In 1981, he graduated from Harvard-Westlake School, “at the time, known as Harvard School for Boys”, an independent university preparatory school in Los Angeles, California.

In 1986, ben graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an AB degree. From (1986-1989)he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and he and his sister were the first brother and sister team of Rhodes scholars.

Ben Sherwood The Survivors Club

The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life

Which is the safest seat on an airplane? Where is the best place to have a heart attack? Why does religious observance add years to your life? How can birthdays be hazardous to your health?


Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it’s a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble.

Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bound back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives?

The fascinating, hopeful answers to these questions are found in THE SURVIVORS CLUB.

In the tradition of Freakonomics and The Tipping Point, this book reveals the hidden side of survival by combining astonishing true stories, gripping scientific research, and the author’s adventures inside the U.S. military’s elite survival schools and the government’s airplane crash evacuation course.

With THE SURVIVORS CLUB, you can also discover your own Survivor IQ through a powerful Internet-based test called the Survivor Profiler.

Developed exclusively for this book, the test analyzes your personality and generates a customized report on your top survivor strengths.

There are no escaping life’s inevitable struggles. But THE SURVIVORS CLUB can give you an edge when adversity strikes.

Ben Sherwood Writing

His’s non-fiction work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, and O Magazine.

In 1996, Ben wrote his first novel, “Red Mercury”, published under the pseudonym Max Barclay by Dove Books. The story involves a nuclear terror threat at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

President Bill Clinton reportedly “devoured” the book before traveling to Atlanta to attend the Olympics.

In 2000, while working at NBC Nightly News, Sherwood wrote a bestselling novel called The Man Who Ate The 747, published by Bantam Books.

The tragicomic tale tells the story of an investigator for a fictional Guinness Book of Records who travels to Superior, Nebraska to authenticate a record attempt involving a man eating a Boeing 747.

The record keeper meets an introverted and misguided Nebraska farmer who is ingesting the 747 by grinding parts of the plane into gritty dust.

By consuming the plane, the farmer hopes to prove the size and scope of his love for a woman who lives in the small town.

In 2004, he published The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, which follows a young man’s journey between the worlds of life and death, and explores his bonds with loved ones in both.

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud was made into a major motion picture starring Zac Efron, directed by Burr Steers, produced by Marc E. Platt and released from Universal Pictures on July 30. 2010 under the new title Charlie St. Cloud.

In January 2009, his first non-fiction book, The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life, was published by Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group.

The Survivors Club explores human survival in all its forms. The book became a New York Times bestseller and has been published in more than 15 languages.

Ben Sherwood Community activities

He is a member of the Board of Directors of City Year “Los Angeles”, California, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Ben Sherwood Roseanne

Roseanne Barr Says She “Begged” ABC’s Ben Sherwood Not to Cancel Her Show

In a series of tweets Thursday evening, the disgraced comic said she “was willing to do anything” to make things right following her racist comment against Valerie Jarrett.

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter yet again on Thursday evening to once more address the cancellation of her show Roseanne by ABC after she made a since-deleted racist tweet on Tuesday morning about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, this time saying she “begged” Disney-ABC Television Group chief Ben Sherwood not to cancel the series.

“I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends,” Barr tweeted Thursday. “I begged them not to cancel the show.

I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I’d worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs.”

She continued: “He said: what were you thinking when you did this? I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! He scoffed & said: “what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.’ I begged 4 my crew’s jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg.”

The network promptly canceled the revival of Barr’s sitcom on Tuesday following harsh backlash against her tweet earlier that day. Shortly thereafter, her agency, ICM Partners, dropped Barr as a client, and Viacom networks pulled reruns of her show off the air.

The comic, who on Tuesday had vowed to leave Twitter following the backlash — only to return to the social media platform later that evening to blame her tweets on Ambien — also apologized Thursday to her young Roseanne co-star Jayden Rey.

“The saddest part of all is 4 Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew2 love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American,” Barr tweeted. “It’s the most gawd awful painful thing. I can’t let myself cave in tho.”

Barr ended her most recent string of tweets by writing, “I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation.

Tomorrow is Shabbat and I will continue to pray that everything for everyone goes forward & ends well for all. signing off twitter for a while. love u guys!”

Ben Sherwood Email

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Slings and Arrows? Nothing New to Him

Ben Sherwood, the appointed president of ABC News, sat in his New York office one afternoon in February, pitched forward in a mustard-colored armchair that barely contained his 6-foot-4-inch frame, discussing a 1988 profile of him in Spy magazine that still rankles.

“The ultimate in a long line of centerless résumé featherers,” was how the piece’s author, Andrew Sullivan, described Mr. Sherwood, a Harvard graduate who was attending Oxford at the time on a Rhodes scholarship.

“I don’t think there is a person in the world who would want to have their college persona written about and described in a satire magazine,” Mr. Sherwood said.

“Every time I get a new job I’ve walked through an office into my new role and someone ‘accidentally’ left out a crinkled copy on a desk.”

He said he did not recognize the ambitious overachiever Mr. Sullivan depicted more than 20 years ago, adding, “That is not even close to who I was then or who I am now.”

Ben Sherwood Leaves ABC

Ben Sherwood to Leave Disney After 21st Century Fox Deal Is Complete (EXCLUSIVE)

Ben Sherwood is preparing to leave the Walt Disney Co. after Disney completes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

Sherwood, who has served as Disney’s top TV executive as president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of the Media Networks division, had been considering options for a new role during the past two months after it became clear that Fox’s Peter Rice is poised to take on his duties as leader of Disney’s TV operations, with the exception of ESPN.

Disney chief Bob Iger sought to keep Sherwood in the fold with a new position overseeing all unscripted content and news for the enlarged company, given his background as a former president of ABC News and an executive producer of “Good Morning America.”

Sherwood was said to have been intrigued at the possibility of overseeing an expanded Sky News, which was originally expected to come into the Disney fold through the 21st Century Fox acquisition.

But now that Comcast has prevailed in its mano-a-mano battle with Disney for Sky, that element of the job is off the table. Sherwood delayed his final decision to stay or go until the fate of Sky was known.

Sherwood declined to comment for this story.

Ben has headed Disney/ABC TV Group since early 2015 when he took the reins from longtime Disney executive Anne Sweeney.

ABC has been in a rocky patch during Sherwood’s tenure although it gained momentum with new programming in the past two seasons.

He championed ABC’s revival of “American Idol” last season amid skepticism in and outside of ABC, and the talent competition turned out to be a solid player for the network, albeit an expensive one.

On the cable side, Sherwood steered the former ABC Family cabler through a name change to Freeform and a big push to reach its young adult audience on the streaming and mobile platforms that increasingly drive viewing for younger demographics.

A Rhodes Scholar, Sherwood came up the ranks at ABC News and NBC News in the late 1980s and ’90s. He was named exec producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America” in 2004.

He left the show in 2006 but returned as president of ABC News in 2010. On his watch, “GMA” rose in the ratings to top its a.m. arch rival “Today” in 2012 for the first time in 16 years. That momentum propelled Sherwood’s rise to the top of Disney/ABC TV Group.

Sherwood’s varied career has included penning novels, 2000’s “The Man Who Ate the 747” 2004’s “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” which was adapted as a feature by Universal Pictures in 2010.

Sherwood wrote the 2009 nonfiction book “The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life.” He had been in the process of raising money for a digital media venture tied to “Survivors Club” at the time that he was recruited back to ABC News. Adopted from Fox 

Ben Sherwood Website

Internet entrepreneur

In January 2009, expanding upon the themes of his most recent book, he launched a website called, an online resource center and support network for people facing all manners of adversity.

The Survivors Club website is a social enterprise dedicated to helping people survive and thrive in the face of every kind of adversity including health, financial, family, and extreme challenges.

In August 2010, the website re-launched as part of the Hearst Digital Network, a division of the Hearst Corporation.