- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, one of the most powerful women in the business world, is being named the new CEO of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s NewTV.

The “mobile-first media platform” is producing short, Hollywood-style productions for mobile devices, with a run time of 10 minutes or less.

Whitman begins in March. Katzenberg, the former Disney chairman and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, is the chairman.

Whitman, 61, will leave Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. at the end of the month. Her name had been bandied about as a possible replacement for Travis Kalanick at beleaguered Uber. She will run NewTV from Los Angeles.

Whitman led eBay from 1998 to 2008, then ran a largely self-funded, unsuccessful run for governor of California in 2009.



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