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NEW ABC NEWS PRESIDENT NAMED

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC has named Ben Sherwood, a former executive producer of Good Morning America, to replace David Westin as president of ABC News. Sherwood, who is the very personification of media convergence — he has a background in traditional broadcast news, has written commentaries for the Web (including the Huffington Post), and wrote the novel on […]

DID IGER FORCE WESTIN TO RESIGN?

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although David Westin’s decision to step down as president of ABC News was depicted in some reports as the culmination of a power struggle with ABC President Anne Sweeney, it was actually Disney CEO Robert Iger who wielded the axe, according to veteran industry journalists Peter Lauria and Lloyd Grove, writing in TheDailyBeast.com. Citing a […]

ABC NEWS LOSES ITS PRESIDENT

September 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Add the name of David Westin to the hundreds of others who have departed ABC News over the past year. Westin, the president of the network’s news division, sent an email to his staff late Monday, saying only that he was stepping down because it was time for him “to move on.” He indicated that […]

BASHIR LEAVES “NIGHTLINE” — WILL TURN UP AT MSNBC

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In the latest round of musical chairs at the network news divisions, Martin Bashir is stepping down as one of the triumvirate anchors of ABC’s Nightline and going solo in an afternoon slot at MSNBC and contributing to NBC’s Dateline beginning in September. Bill Weir, who currently co-anchors the weekend edition of Good Morning America […]

ABC NEWS ELIMINATES A QUARTER OF ITS EMPLOYEES

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC News’s latest round of staff cutbacks — the most stringent in its history — ended on Tuesday with the firing of 22 employees after more than 300-400 other staffers and contract employees agreed to take voluntary buyouts, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing a source familiar with the process. The number who […]