Magazine article Ebony

Speaking of People

Magazine article Ebony

Speaking of People

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SHARON D. WILLIAMS

SENIOR VP OF COMMUNICATIONS

RESOURCES, DISNEY-ABC

TELEVISION GROUP

Sharon D. Williams is senior vice president of communications resources at Disney-ABC Television Group in Los Angeles. In her position, she coordinates efforts by the communications support divisions that assist the cable channels and the broadcast network. Williams joined ABC in 1997 as head of broadcast publicity, eventually adding day-to-day media relations for ABC Entertainment to her portfolio. Before joining ABC, she was part of the executive team that launched the United Paramount Network (UPN) in 1993. She also spent six years at Columbia Pictures Television and Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she worked as a series publicist and as vice president of corporate communications. Williams received a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She and her husband, Earl J. Williams Jr., have two children, Earl III, 12, and Camryn, 5.

EARL JONES

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF CLEAR

CHANNEL RADIO'S CHICAGO MARKET

Earl Jones, a former cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons, is regional vice president of Clear Channel Radio's Chicago market. He is responsible for Chicago's seven stations, including WGCI-FM (107.5), and several stations in Wisconsin. Jones worked most recently as regional vice president of the company's Louisville radio cluster. "The Chicago-area features some of the greatest radio stations in the country" Jones says of his new appointment. "I am eager to work with the very talented group of operators there and am excited about the opportunities ahead of me. …

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