Internet giant Yahoo! has appointed Lloyd Braun as head of its media and entertainment division, which includes divisions for movies, TV, music, games, finance, news, weather, sports, health and kids.

Internet giant Yahoo! has appointed Lloyd Braun as head of its media and entertainment division, which includes divisions for movies, TV, music, games, finance, news, weather, sports, health and kids.

Braun, who reports to COO Dan Rosenweig, will join the company at its Santa Monica, Calif., offices on Nov. 15.

Braun has significant entertainment business and law experience. He was most recently chairman of ABC Entertainment Television Group, a position he held from January 2002 until April 2004. Prior to that, he held stints at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment and the law firms of Silverberg, Katz, Thompson & Braun; Silverberg, Rosen, Leon & Behr; and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

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