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August 18, 2021

Media relations
Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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ABC Owned Television Stations Announce an Exclusive Streaming ‘Hiring Our Heroes: Career Fair’ Town Hall on Aug. 19 (1:00–2:00 P.M. Pdt) To Honor Veterans

Viewers Can Stream the Town Hall on the Station Group’s 32 Connected TV Apps on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, and Across Its Eight Websites

ABC Owned Television Stations will stream a town hall special, “Hiring our Heroes: Career Fair,” on Aug. 19 (1:00-2:00 p.m. PDT). The hourlong special is hosted by ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles Eyewitness News anchor Phillip Palmer. Viewers can stream the special on ABC Owned Television Stations’ free news apps: ABC7/WABC-TV New YorkABC7/KABC-TV Los AngelesABC7/WLS-TV Chicago6ABC/WPVI-TV PhiladelphiaABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV HoustonABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno, and connected TV Apps on streaming platforms Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

Palmer will speak to veteran affairs experts that will provide tips and resources to job seekers and address employment issues that impact veterans. Expert panelists include the following:

  • Kevin Preston, Diversity & Inclusion / Disney Veterans Programs
  • Ron Green, United States Marine Corps (retired), Southwest Airlines
  • Laura Nugent, Operations and Logistics Manager, Disney Institute
  • Phil Martin, Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings
  • Abie Chong (USAF Veteran) Leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & U.S. Military Talent Recruitment for Hilton.

The town hall will also provide guidance on how veterans can prepare for the upcoming virtual Veterans Institute Summit. The Summit is virtual and is a complimentary event created by The Walt Disney Company’s Heroes Work Here initiative. The initiative places a focus on hiring, training and supporting military veterans and military spouses. Heroes Work Here has resulted in more than 10,000 veterans joining The Walt Disney Company since its launch in 2012. The Veterans Institute Summit helps companies learn how to build or improve effective veteran-hiring initiatives of their own.

The “Hiring of Heroes: Career Fair” is produced by Kristie Bihn and ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles and will stream across the eight owned stations websites and 32 connected TV apps.

About ABC Owned Television Stations
Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution’s eight owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 across all U.S. television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million Total Viewers and 62 million digital visitors a month, the eight stations are comprised of WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The stations also deliver locally sourced storytelling to more than 17 million viewers across America through its multiplatform lifestyle network, Localish. In 2020, the stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including in the 2020 Best in Local TV Awards category as Station Group of the Year for its innovative and next-generation news reporting, and in the major market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Digital Multiplatform or Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, illustrating the group’s strength and ever-increasing growth and reach in the multiplatform space.