Disney/ABC Television Group president and Disney Media Networks co-chairman Anne Sweeney has been chosen to receive the MIPCOM 2011 Personality of the Year award, organizers of the TV content confab announced today, marking the first time a woman has earned the honor. The award will be bestowed during a ceremony Oct. 5 in Cannes; the market runs Oct. 3-6. Sweeney will give a keynote the same day as part of MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind series.

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