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David Sheehan has joined the CNN News Services executive team as vice president for CNN content licensing and sales, it was announced today by Susan Grant, executive vice president of CNN News Services. In his new role, Sheehan oversees CNN ImageSource, CNN Worldwide’s content and stock footage licensing business.
“David’s vast understanding of the video licensing market provides focus to CNN ImageSource,” Grant said. “In particular, his experience and knowledge put us in a position to anticipate the needs of the full range of broadcast, corporate and commercial clients.”
Sheehan comes to CNN from ABC News VideoSource where, under his direction, the network saw record sales of ABC News’ stock footage. He also established key partnerships with a range of content partners. Sheehan joined ABC News VideoSource in 1995.
He serves as co-president of the Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors, a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and advancing the professional interests of the stock footage industry. Sheehan earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College.
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