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ABC Brings 'Tonight' Back to 'World News' - Posted August 28, 2014
Following Diane Sawyer's sign-off last night, the first promo to air teased what's ahead on tonig... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [FishbowlNY]

How Real is 'The Newsroom?' Real TVNewsers Speak Out - Posted July 18, 2013
No one expects total realism from HBO's "The Newsroom," but a scene in Sunday's Season 2- opener would be virtually impossible in real life, technically speaking, say numerous network professionals. I... [TVNewser]

Who's NOT in the Running for AJA Chief? - Posted June 11, 2013
Cross off the name of former ABC News president David Westin from the list of possible chief executives for Al Jazeera America, to launch ... [TVNewser]

Al Jazeera America Interviews Finalists For President Role - Posted June 10, 2013
Al Jazeera America is closing in on finding its president. Last week, Ehab Al Shihabi (pictured left), the executive director of international operations for Al Jazeera and the senior executive in charge of developing Al Jazeera America, was in New Yo... [TVNewser]

As Journalists Become the Story, Will the Rules Change? - Posted June 3, 2013
Will news organizations' boycott of the Attorney General's 'off-the-record' background sessions last week change the rules of the game between government sources and media? On the record: Doubtful, at best. "It won't change anything," says Alex S. Jo... [TVNewser]

Al Jazeera America On The Hunt For Chief - Posted May 6, 2013
TheWrap's Sharon Waxman weighs in on Al Jazeera America, which is currently on the lookout for a chief executive to run the new channel, which will take over the cha... [TVNewser]

Former ABC News Chief David Westin On What TV News 'Doesn't Cover' - Posted February 19, 2013
Former ABC News president David Westin writes in The Huffington Post about CN... [TVNewser]

Who's In Line to Take Over at NBC News? - Posted February 1, 2013
In his farewell note to staff, departing NBC News president Steve Capus writes, "I have much I hope to accomplish in the next phase of my career." So, too, do the men and women vying to replace Capus. Capus says NBCU News group Ch... [TVNewser]

Howard Stringer, Jeff Zucker Among Those Considered For Top CNN Post - Posted September 25, 2012
CNN is still actively searching for its new worldwide president, who will replace Jim Walton when he steps down at the end of the year. As... [TVNewser]

David Westin Talks Lewinsky Scandal, Leonardo Dicaprio Incident on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted May 28, 2012
Former ABC News president David Westin is still making the rounds promoting his memoir Exit Interview (read our interview with Westin here). On Sunday he appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources," where he talked about the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and a... [TVNewser]

In Memoir, Former ABC News President David Westin Recalls Iraq Regret, ABC Layoffs - Posted May 22, 2012
Over his 13 years as ABC News president, David Westin says his biggest regret was in not heeding Peter Jennings' skepticism about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "We had all sorts of sources -- reliable ... [TVNewser]

Spotted at CNN: Former ABC Prez Westin - Posted May 14, 2012
Spotted in the CNN building in New York just moments ago: Former ABC news President David Westin. Westin is the President and CEO of NewsRight. He worked at ABC from 1997 to 2010. His book, Exit Interview, about his experiences wor... [FishbowlDC]

Spotted at CNN: Former ABC Prez Westin - Posted May 14, 2012
Spotted in the CNN building in New York just moments ago: Former ABC news President David Westin. Westin is the President and CEO of NewsRight. He worked at ABC from 1997 to 2010. His book, Exit Interview, about his experiences wor... [PRNewser]

ABC News Pours The Champagne to Celebrate First 'GMA' Weekly Win Since 1995 - Posted April 19, 2012
(l-r) ABC News SVP James Goldston, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, ABC News president Ben Sherwood, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, GMA EP Tom Cibrowski More than 200 ABC News staffers packed the 5th floor newsroom this morning for a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News Pours The Champagne to Celebrate First 'GMA' Weekly Win Since 1995 - Posted April 19, 2012
(l-r) ABC News SVP James Goldston, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, ABC News president Ben Sherwood, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, GMA EP Tom Cibrowski More than 200 ABC News staffers packed the 5th floor newsroom this morning for a ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News Celebrates 50 Years - Posted January 27, 2012
No one can put a precise date on when ABC News started. But it was in 1962 that the network established an assignment desk and newsgathering capabilities: the guts of a TV news organization. And so today, ABCNewsers celebrated 50 years of providing news and information to American homes (and now... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News Celebrates 50 Years - Posted January 27, 2012
No one can put a precise date on when ABC News started. But it was in 1962 that the network established an assignment desk and newsgathering capabilities: the guts of a TV news organization. And so today, ABCNewsers celebrated 50 years of providing news and information to American homes (and now... [FishbowlNY]

Major Media Companies Unite to Launch NewsRight - Posted January 6, 2012
Yesterday, 29 media companies including The Associated Press, The New York Times Company, and Hearst announced the launch of NewsRight. The venture is described as "an independent digital rights and content licensing organization." Headed by former AB... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Major Media Companies Unite to Launch NewsRight - Posted January 6, 2012
Yesterday, 29 media companies including The Associated Press, The New York Times Company, and Hearst announced the launch of NewsRight. The venture is described as "an independent digital rights and content licensing organization." Headed by former AB... [FishbowlNY]

Former ABC News boss David Westin to head up News Licensing Group - Posted April 14, 2011
Former ABC News president David Westin has been named president and CEO of the News Licensing Group, a digital rights organization established by the board of the Associated Press. News Licensing will launch this summer with content and data from ... [TVNewser]

The $500 Million 'Today' show question - Posted April 8, 2011
The AP's David Bauder tries to make sense of this week's double whammy at the $500 million (that's what it earned last year) "Today" show -- the reports that one, if not both, of the primary anchors might be leaving ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Chief Ben Sherwood: No More Layoffs, But Change Needs to Come to the Broadcast News Division - Posted January 10, 2011
This morning, new ABC News president Ben Sherwood kicked off ABC's day of presentations at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena. Sherwood told the assembled critics that there were ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Correspondent Abbie Boudreau and Producer Injured While on Assignment - Posted December 13, 2010
ABC News correspondent Abbie Boudreau (left) and her producer, Mary Bruce are recovering after being involved in a serious car accident near Richmond, Virgi... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood: 'An insider and outsider there, and that's what ABC was looking for' - Posted December 4, 2010
While most industry types were surprised by yesterday's announcement of Ben Sherwood as ABC News president, ... [TVNewser]

What Ben Sherwood Inherits: 'GMA,' 'World News,' 'This Week,' and 'Nightline' by the Numbers - Posted December 3, 2010
Ben Sherwood not only inherits from David Westin (right at ABC News HQ this morning) a smaller ABC News staff then the one he left four years ago, he'll also be overseeing... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood: 'There's not been a syllable about cuts or more shrinking' - Posted December 3, 2010
Incoming ABC News president Ben Sherwood and outgoing news boss David Westin this morning at ABC News headquarters as Sherwood was re-introduced to the ABC News staff. Ben Sherwood... [TVNewser]

Breaking: Ben Sherwood to Lead ABC News - Posted December 3, 2010
First on TVNewser: Anne Sweeney, the president of Disney/ABC Television has named Ben Sherwood to lead the news division, TVNewser has learn... [TVNewser]

AP Reports: Top Producer of 'This Week' Calls it Quits - Posted November 19, 2010
From the NEW YORK (AP) - "The top producer of ABC's "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour is quitting. Ian Cameron says the weekend work has been tough on his family and he wants more regular hours. Cameron is married to Susan Rice, the nation's ambassador to the United Nations, and he'... [FishbowlDC]

Ian Cameron to Leave ABC's 'This Week' - Posted November 19, 2010
First on TVNewser: Ian Cameron, the executive producer of ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," is leaving the program at the end of t... [TVNewser]

From 'Smart Ass' Sports Guy to ABC News Anchor - Posted November 16, 2010
In part II of our MediaBeat interview with ABC News anchor Bill Weir, Weir talks about making the leap from local sports reporter to network news anchor. Also: the future of ABC News from a leadership perspective. As David Westin prepares to leave the network, who will take over? Weir: "There's... [TVNewser]

Who's on the Short List for the top job at ABC News? - Posted October 11, 2010
B&C's Marisa Guthrie has an update on the search for David Westin's replacement at ABC News. Guthrie reports Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney was at ABC News headquarters i... [TVNewser]

Dan Harris named GMA Weekend co-anchor - Posted October 8, 2010
"Good Morning America Weekend" has its new anchor team in place. Today Dan Harris was named co-anchor alongside Bianna Goldodryga. Harris has been filling in for several weekend... [TVNewser]

ABC News Partnering with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Year-Long Health Series - Posted October 6, 2010
First on TVNewser: ABC News is launching a multi-million dollar year-long series on global health, "Be the Change: Save a Life," with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on board as sponsor. The series will be featured across every ABC News program and platform, with coverage being led by "World News" anchor... [TVNewser]

ABC's Dr. Tim Johnson Steps Aside - Posted October 5, 2010
After 25 years as ABC News chief medical correspondent, Dr. Tim Johnson is stepping aside from fulltime duties at A... [TVNewser]

Jon Klein out as CNN/U.S. President - Posted September 24, 2010
Breaking: CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein is leaving the company, the network confirms. HLN chief Ken Jautz will replace Klein at the parent netwo... [TVNewser]

Jon Karl Named Senior Political Correspondent for ABC News - Posted September 20, 2010
David Westin announced today that Jonathan Karl has been named Senior Political Correspondent for ABC News. Westin's memo announcing the promotion below: " From: Westin, David Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 1:00 PM To: ABCTV News ALL Cc: Swee... [FishbowlDC]

Jonathan Karl Upped at ABC News - Posted September 20, 2010
Jonathan Karl has been named Senior Political Correspondent for ABC News. Karl, who will continue to cover Capitol Hill, will cover the mid-terms for all of ABC's shows and platforms. He'll also appear on "Good Morning America" each Tuesday leading up to the November vote. K... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Proves the Power of Cable - Posted September 20, 2010
In today's Washington Post, Howard Kurtz writes about MSNBC, profiling NBC News president Steve Capus along the way: ... [TVNewser]

Michael Eisner: 'ABC Makes Money on News' - Posted September 15, 2010
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner was a guest on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" this afternoon on Fox News. Eisner, who left Disney in 2005, spoke to Cavuto about ... [TVNewser]

News Division a part of ABC's Extreme Makeover - Posted September 14, 2010
The NYPost's Claire Atkinson writes about the challenges and opportunities ahead for ABC which has seen the revolving door spinning for top execs as both ABC News president David Westin and EVP of marketing Mike Benso... [TVNewser]

Exec Dir. of Communications Leaves ABC News - Posted September 13, 2010
Emily Lenzner, the D.C.-based Executive Director of Communications for ABC News, has left her post. She's joining Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen at SKDKnickerbocker as the firm's managing director. She had been with ABC for more than six years. Her last day was Friday. Lenzner's exit comes on the heels of ABC News... [FishbowlDC]

David Westin, Piers Morgan, Koran Pastor: The Media Week that Was - Posted September 11, 2010
Today on "FOX News Watch" and tomorrow on CNN's "Reliable Sources" watch as mediagazers discuss the past week's big media stories: including the coverage of the planned Koran burning, the resignation of ABC News President ... [TVNewser]

ABC News bound for 'Extinction?' Prediction 'Belongs at the Bottom of the Birdcage' - Posted September 10, 2010
Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman has a question about ABC News, what with the impending departure of David Westin, the cutting of 25% of the staff, and the fact th... [TVNewser]

What David Westin's ABC Departure says about the Future of TV News - Posted September 7, 2010
In the wake of David Westin's announcement this week that he's stepping down after 13 years as president of ABC News, networks should initiate informal five-year term limits on news division chiefs. ... [TVNewser]

Poll: Who Will Replace David Westin at ABC News? - Posted September 7, 2010
Now that David Westin has confirmed that he will be leaving ABC News, the speculation about his replacement can begin. Unlike anchors, who are high profile and in the public eye, TV news executives often stay behind the curtain. We put together a list of some of our top cont... [TVNewser]

David Westin Resignation Reactions - Posted September 7, 2010
Media reporters and critics from all over are weighing in on the departure of ABC News president David Westin. Some of their takes are below: James Poniewozik, ... [TVNewser]

Reexamining ABC News' Recent Senior Leadership Changes - Posted September 7, 2010
On August 26, ABC News president David Westin announced a new senior leadership structure at the division. At the time, it seemed as though West... [TVNewser]

ABC News Chief David Westin Stepping Down - Posted September 7, 2010
David Westin, who guided ABC News through a tumultous 13-year period, told staffers on Monday that he will retire by the end of the year. Westin took over for legendary executive Roone Arledge in 1997. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News Chief David Westin Stepping Down - Posted September 7, 2010
David Westin, who guided ABC News through a tumultous 13-year period, told staffers on Monday that he will retire by the end of the year. Westin took over for legendary executive Roone Arledge in 1997. ... [FishbowlNY]

What Does The Future Hold for Network News? - Posted September 7, 2010
The network news organizations, ABC News, CBS News and to a lesser extent NBC News, are in a period of extreme transition-that much is undeniable. Last night's resignation by ABC News president David Westin only served to underscore the point. Without the ... [TVNewser]

Westin on the Future of Media (Back in July) - Posted September 7, 2010
This is what ABC News President David Westin had to say about the future of media back in July. From the C-SPAN Video Library, this is Westin at the Chautauqua Institution candidly discussing, among other topics, leadership qualities in journalists and his experiences leading a news or... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Westin Delivers the News to Staff... - Posted September 6, 2010
As first reported by NYT and by Politico earlier this evening, ABC News President David Westin is stepping down. Westin said there are other things he wants to do professionally -- "things that I cannot explore while fulfilling my responsibilities here." Read Westin's full "Dear Colleague" announcement letter to staff afte... [FishbowlDC]

NY Times: David Westin to Resign From ABC News - Posted September 6, 2010
Update: TVNewser has the internal memo from Westin announcing his departure. The full memo is after the jump: I am confident ABC News is better positioned for the future than it has been at any time since I came here in March of 1997. As rewarding as I've found my time here, there... [TVNewser]

ABC News Staffers Take on New Roles - Posted August 31, 2010
A couple staffing changes at ABC News. Dan Arnall has been promoted to senior producer of business coverage at the network. In a memo to staff, obtained by TVNewser, ABC News president David Westin calls the six-year ABC News vet "a key member of our award-winning editorial team covering the economy and... [TVNewser]

Westin Announces Leadership Rearrange at ABC News - Posted August 26, 2010
ABC News President David Westin sent a memo to staff, obtained by TVNewser, earlier today outlining the new/altered management responsibilities for leadership at the network. While most of the changes add responsibilities for various senior staffer... [TVNewser]

'Thirtysomething' Actor Now an Advisor to 'Good Morning America' - Posted August 4, 2010
What do the late 80's drama series "Thirtysomething" and "Good Morning America" have in common? Yes, both appear (or appeared) on ABC, but now they also share a familiar face: Peter Horton. Horton, who was one of the stars of the television series, has been c... [TVNewser]

McPherson Out at ABC, What Does It Mean for Nightline? - Posted July 28, 2010
Yesterday Steve McPherson, ABC's President of Entertainment, submitted his resignation. The shakeup took the media world by surprise last night. M... [TVNewser]

Amy Walter Joins ABC News as Political Director - Posted July 26, 2010
Amy Walter is leaving National Journal's "The Hotline" and joining ABC News as political director, TVNewser has learned. Walter will oversee all of ABC News's political coverage including ABCNews.com's "The Note." She'll also plan election coverage and provide on-air analysis of the races. Walters has been editor-in-chief of "The Hotline" for the... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Leaving ABC for MSNBC; GMA Weekend Anchor Bill Weir Moves to 'Nightline' - Posted July 22, 2010
First on TVNewser: Big changes afoot in the TV news world. ABC News "Nightline" co-anchor Martin Bashir is leaving the network and joining NBC News. At the same time, ABC has announced Bill Weir... [TVNewser]

Phyllis McGrady To Leave Fulltime Role at ABC News - Posted July 20, 2010
Veteran ABC News producer and executive Phyllis McGrady is leaving the network early next year and will become a consultant for ABC News. The announcement was made by ABC News president David Wes... [TVNewser]

ABC Newsers Get Ready for Office Moves - Posted July 16, 2010
By early 2011 ABC News' New York operations, now spread over multiple buildings on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will be under one roof. News of the moves came down during a meeting of show executive producers last week, insiders tell TVNewser. The office moves are a continuation of the reorganization... [TVNewser]

'This Week with Christiane Amanpour' Debuts August 1st - Posted July 14, 2010
Christiane Amanpour officially starts on ABC's "This Week" Sunday August 1st. The network began running promos fo... [TVNewser]

Dave Davis Leaving ABC News; Returns to WABC - Posted July 2, 2010
First on TVNewser: Dave Davis is leaving his post at ABC News and returning to his old job as general manager of ABC's flagship station WABC in New York, TVNewser has learned. Davis ... [TVNewser]

As Networks Eye the Bottom Line, Presidential Coverage is Cut - Posted May 24, 2010
NYT's Brian Stelter talks with network news bureau chiefs in Washington, DC about the latest cutbacks in coverage: traveling with the President of the United States. There is growing concern within the press corps that the result of all these c... [TVNewser]

More ABC News Desk Changes Announced - Posted May 4, 2010
ABC News President David Westin today announced the remaining news desk staff changes as a part of the network's recent restructuring. Dimitrije Stejic ... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: Jake Tapper Honored - Posted May 2, 2010
Outgoing and incoming hosts of ABC's "This Week" George Stephanopoulos and Christiane Amanpour. ABC News president David Westin toasted Jake Tap... [TVNewser]

ABC WHCA Dinner Guest List - Posted April 29, 2010
Recent hire Christiane Amanpour will be sitting with ABC News this Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She joins her future ABC colleagues Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, ... [TVNewser]

'This Has Been a Difficult Time': ABC's Westin Discusses More Layoffs - Posted April 28, 2010
ABC's David Westin in an internal memo: As you know, our original timetable for making a wide range of personnel changes called for us to be at or near completion by the end of this week. We have reached that point, and I thought it time to give you an update. Many... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Completes Cuts; 350-400 Jobs Slashed - Posted April 28, 2010
The process of cutting up to 25% of the jobs at ABC News is all but complete. Twenty two ABC News employees were laid off in a round of involuntary cuts yesterday. Those layoffs came after more than 300 staffers, many more than had been anticipated, agreed to take a voluntary... [TVNewser]

Changes at ABC News Assignment Desk - Posted April 23, 2010
ABC News president David Westin has announced a restructuring of the newsgathering apparatus of the divison. "The Desk will become a more active partner with the programs and platforms in choosing the right stories to cover," Westin writes to the staff, in an email obtained ... [TVNewser]

The Most Powerful People in TV News - Posted April 13, 2010
TVWeek has released their "10 Most Powerful in TV News" list today. Who else but Fox News President Roger Ailes (who has long been called the "most powerful name" in news) tops the list. For as much as cable and national news channels squabble amongst themselves, all vying to be on... [FishbowlDC]

Legendary NBC and ABC Director George Paul Retires - Posted April 2, 2010
After more than 50 years in the TV news business, George Paul is hanging up his headset. Paul, who has directed everyone from Tom Snyder to Jane Pauley to David Brinkley... [TVNewser]

Some ABC Newsers Not Sold on Christiane Amanpour - Posted March 22, 2010
Contrary to the gladiator's code, those at ABC News who are about to die are not saluting the emperor. With a staff reduction of up to 25 percent looming, many of the troops are unhappy that news division chief David Westin last week signed expensive outsider ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Responds to Toyota's Demands For Retraction, Apology - Posted March 19, 2010
ABC News responded last night to Toyota's demands for a retraction of and apology for a Brian Ross report about the car maker's acceleration issues. Last month, one of Ross's reports featured an acceleration test conducted by Prof. David Gilbert. ... [TVNewser]

Toyota Asks ABC News For Retraction and Apology - Posted March 18, 2010
Toyota is continuing its attack on an ABC News segment by Brian Ross that contained faulty reporting when showing how Toyota cars could produce unintended acceleration. Gawker posted a copy... [PRNewser]

CNN's Amanpour says YES to ABC - Posted March 18, 2010
This just in... CNN's Christiane Amanpour will be the new host of ABC's "This Week". From ABC's David Westin: I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will j... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour Leaves CNN to Host ABC's 'This Week' - Posted March 18, 2010
First on TVNewser: CNN's Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN and will become the new anchor of ABC News' "This Week" TVNewser has learned. ABC News staff was informed internally Thursday afternoon. She will begin with ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Amanpour Tells Colleagues: I've Been Offered ABC Job - Posted March 15, 2010
CNN's Christiane Amanpour is telling her CNN colleagues that ABC News has offered her the job of "This Week" host and she is telling people that she might take it. As of this moment she is declaring a 50-50 chance that she's going to accept the offer. Amanpour said she wants... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News is Hiring. No Joke. - Posted March 8, 2010
As ABC News prepares to cut as many as 400 positions, the network is also posting new jobs. On Feb. 23, ABC News president David Westin sent an email to staffers announcing the changes ahead. "When we are finished," wrote Westin, "many job descriptions will be different, different s... [TVNewser]

ABC's Westin Wins Award, Addresses Tough Times - Posted March 5, 2010
ABC News President David Westin received the First Amendment Leadership Award by the RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association) Thursday evening in Washington at the Ritz. He spoke candidly of the importance of the First Amendment and of the trying times news organizations like ABC finds itse... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour in Talks with ABC? - Posted March 5, 2010
Politico's Michael Calderone reports this afternoon that CNN's Christiane Amanpour is in talks with ABC News for the vacant moderator spot on "This W... [TVNewser]

ABC's Westin at RTDNA Dinner: 'We must make changes, but we must choose those changes carefully' - Posted March 5, 2010
"As we gather tonight, I can see no greater challenge to the First Amendment than the risks our news organizations – even some of our largest and most prestigious – face in maintaining the wherewithal to employ the reporters and spend the money required to cover the important stories of our... [TVNewser]

Ken Auletta Talks ABC News - Posted March 3, 2010
MarketWatch's Jon Friedman talks to ABC News president David Westin and the New Yorker's Ken Auletta about the changes anticipated in the way ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno's Return and Nightline's Run - Posted March 1, 2010
As Jay Leno returns to his old timeslot tonight, we wanted to know if there was any concern at ABC News, considering that network's apres late local news show, "Nightline" has been ... [TVNewser]

Changes Come to Network News - Posted March 1, 2010
"More journalists will become jacks-of-all-trades, wielding cameras, microphones and lights, as well as lists of interview questions," writes the NY Times' Brian Stelter and Bill Carter in their examination of a broadcast news industry in flux. With ABC's announcement last week that it would undergo a ... [TVNewser]

Who'll Broadcast Sochi 2014? - Posted February 28, 2010
NBCU has one more Olympics after Vancouver -- the London Summer games in 2012. And as NBC wraps up its coverage of the XXI Winter Olympics tonight, we're left to wonder who will broadcast the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia? The IOC had planned to conduct the bidding process this spring,... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Outdraws Letterman; Both Lose Viewers During Olympics - Posted February 25, 2010
A week before ABC News president David Westin would single out the program as an example, production-wise, of the direction he hopes to take the ent... [TVNewser]

Westin on ABC News Cuts: 'I Concluded We Needed to Move Now' - Posted February 24, 2010
Below is a selection of excerpts from the articles posted so far around the news media regarding the ABC News cuts. In addition to our interview, ABC News President David Westin spoke to a number of other outlets about the changes happening at hi... [TVNewser]

PR Implications Of The ABC News Layoffs - Posted February 24, 2010
ABC News has begun the process of eliminating 300 to 400 positions in its news division by asking employees to participate in a buyout of their services, TVNewser reports. In an ... [PRNewser]

David Westin on ABC Cuts: 'This Doesn't Have Anything to do with Seniority or How Much Anybody Gets Paid' - Posted February 23, 2010
ABC News employees will soon be getting a letter in the mail asking them if they'd like to give up their jobs. It is part of a massive reorganization -- the size of which has not been seen in news division president ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Buyouts to Hit Tomorrow - Posted February 23, 2010
On the tail of CBS News' recent round of layoffs, hundreds of ABC News employees are expected to be offered buyouts tomorrow morning. A source familiar with the situation tells FishbowlDC that the buyouts will hit the Washington bureau as well. Mediaite reports that the buyouts are expected to be offered... [FishbowlDC]

Massive Cuts at ABC News; 300-400 Positions to be Eliminated - Posted February 23, 2010
Breaking: ABC News has begun the process of eliminating 300 to 400 positions at the news division by asking employees to participate in a buyout of their services. In a move that has been rumored for weeks, and coming on the heels of ... [TVNewser]

'You'll see. We'll be just like a real news show.' - Posted February 20, 2010
•The Onion reports on the recent decision by the adorable "Good Morning America" team to "write and broadcast their very own television news show all by themselves." ABC News president David Westin weighs in and "GMA" EP ... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Learning 'How to Go with It' - Posted February 17, 2010
The NY Observer's Felix Gillette takes a look at George Stephanopoulos' start as a "Good Morning America" anchor for ABC and the changes... [TVNewser]

And on the 7th Day, Barbara Walters Moderated 'This Week' - Posted January 25, 2010
As ABC News continues the search for a moderator for "This Week," the network continues to go to its bench for fill-ins -- the most surprising announced yesterday. ... [TVNewser]

Investigative Reporting, Without Getting Burned - Posted January 23, 2010
Call it esprit de car. Brian Ross' investigative reports on "runaway Toyotas" have led to two massive recalls, including Thursday's announcement of an additional 2.3 million vehicles to correct sticking accelerator pedals. For Ross, ABC's chief investigative corresp... [TVNewser]

ABC on Politico's Koppel Story: "Totally Off-Base" - Posted January 7, 2010
"Politico's report that Ted Koppel is in negotiations for a $1 million-a-year contract to anchor 'This Week' is absolutely false," an ABC News spokesperson told FishbowlDC. ABC says that the network is talking to several candidates to fill George Stephanopoulos' seat on Sunday mornings, no decisions have been made and... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel to Make ABC News Return on 'This Week?' - Posted January 7, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen reports that ABC News veteran Ted Koppel is in negotiations to return to the network as the anchor of "This Week," a position that will soon be vacated by ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson Signs Off ABC 'World News' - Posted December 18, 2009
This evening was Charlie Gibson's final broadcast on ABC's "World News." Gibson announced he would be retiring from the program and fro... [TVNewser]

ABC News Colleagues Celebrate Gibson's Career - Posted December 18, 2009
Last night in New York, hundreds of Charlie Gibson's friends and colleagues turned out to celebrate his work at ABC News over the past nearly 35 years. In a toast, ABC News president David Westin said, "The fi... [TVNewser]

David Westin to ABC Staff: New GMA 'Off to a Strong Start...' 'This is a Marathon' - Posted December 17, 2009
ABC News president David Westin sent a memo to the ABC News staff this morning about the first few days of the new GMA and the last few days of "World News with Charles Gibson." You will have noticed that, for both GMA and World News, our transitions by design have been... [TVNewser]

After the Show, Party in Times Square - Posted December 11, 2009
After yesterday's "Rock and roll" meeting, as GMA senior EP Jim Murphy called it, which introduced the new anchor team, after today's show, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos on the new Job: 'I Just Have to Learn to Let go a Little Bit' - Posted December 10, 2009
George Stephanopoulos has heard it all: "he's too serious to anchor a morning show;" "he's a political guy;" "does he even care who the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" is?" He got the job anyway. And Stephanopoulos knows the one thing he needs to work on to be a success at the... [TVNewser]

It's Official. It's George, Robin, Sam & Juju on 'Good Morning America' - Posted December 10, 2009
Capping off months of speculation, ABC News president David Westin has announced the new anchor team for "Good Morning America." George Stephanopoulos joins the show alongside ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Announces Steph as "GMA" Host - Posted December 10, 2009
George Stephanopoulos has been named the new anchor of "Good Morning America," ABC News President David Westin announced today. Stephanopoulos will anchor the broadcast with ... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos Accepts GMA Offer, Will Continue to Host 'This Week' - Posted December 9, 2009
George Stephanopoulos will be the next co-anchor of "Good Morning America" after accepting the terms of ABC's offer. For the time being, Stephanopoulos will also continue hosting "This Week," ABC's Sunday morning public affairs show. As TVNewser ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson's Final 'World News' Set for Dec. 18 - Posted December 1, 2009
Charlie Gibson will anchor his final "World News" broadcast Friday, Dec. 18. "World News" EP Jon Banner made the announcement on the WorldNewser blog. We're going to spend a good deal of time d... [TVNewser]

Cochran, Westin, Williams Honored - Posted November 27, 2009
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) will honor RTDNA President Emeritus Barbara Cochran at the 20th Anniversary First Amendment Awards Dinner in March. Cochran, who is married to ABC Newsman ... [TVNewser]

Gibson Wanted Stephanopoulos for 'World News?' - Posted November 18, 2009
NY Posts' Page 6 reports that insiders at ABC are saying Charlie Gibson was not as happy about his "World News" replacement, Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Promotions at ABCNews.com - Posted November 16, 2009
•ABC News president David Westin announced today the ABCnews.com promotions of Deirdre Michalopoulos to senior managing editor and Ed O'Keefe to managing editor. WebNewser ... [TVNewser]

George in the Morning? - Posted November 13, 2009
The Daily Beast reports today that ABC President David Westin was in Washington this week to chat with George Stephanopoulos about "Good Morning America." A source close to "GMA" tells the Daily Beast the gig is "George's now ... [FishbowlDC]

Zeroing in on George for GMA - Posted November 13, 2009
The Daily Beast's Rebecca Dana talks with "two sources close" to "Good Morning America" about the upcoming GMA vacancy. One of them says "It's George's now to lose." Dana reports ABC News president David Westin... [TVNewser]

What Are ABC Affiliates Saying About GMA Shakeup? - Posted November 9, 2009
Broadcasting & Cable's Marisa Guthrie takes the pulse of ABC affiliates as they gird for the... [TVNewser]

NLP Event in NYC - Posted October 26, 2009
•Tonight, NPR President Vivian Schiller, NYTimes Co Chairman Arthur Sulzberger, CNN's Soledad O'Brian, and ABC News President ... [TVNewser]

Why the Changes Coming to GMA are not as Easy as ABC - Posted October 23, 2009
The Plot thickens at "Good Morning America." Buzz at ABC is that co-anchor Diane Sawyer is lobbying management to hold off announcing her "GMA" replacement until after she leaves for "World News." News division chief ... [TVNewser]

Terry Moran Takes Over at Supreme Court, Continues 'Nightline' Co-Anchoring - Posted October 22, 2009
It's official. With Jan Crawford Greenburg's jump from ABC to CBS, ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Westin: 'We're Not Doing This to Be No. 2' - Posted October 16, 2009
In a Jon Friedman Marketwatch profile, ABC News President David Westin discussed his aggressive strategy to go after the top ratings spot i... [TVNewser]

Brian Ross: 'We Got a Rare Insight into a Chapter of American History' - Posted October 1, 2009
TVNewser dropped by ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book party last night at ABC's Times Square studios. "The Madoff Chronicles" hit store shelves this week and many of Ross' colleagues were on hand to congratulate him last night. ABC "World News" anch... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Lex, RTNDF, Champion - Posted September 22, 2009
> The Financial Times' Lex opinion columnists will now be appearing on Bloomberg TV to expand on each day's commentary. > More awards: The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will be honoring CBS News Radio VP Harvey Nagler, ABC News President ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters Given Lifetime Achievement at News and Doc Emmys - Posted September 22, 2009
Marc Bryan-Brown PhotographyTVNewsers flocked to Lincoln Center last night for the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. In addition to the competitive awards, Barbara Wal... [TVNewser]

Hasan Named Cairo ABC News Correspondent - Posted September 8, 2009
Lama Hasan has been named an ABC News correspondent based in Cairo, Egypt. The announcement was made today by ABC News President David Westin who said "She has a deep understanding of this... [TVNewser]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': What Changed? - Posted September 2, 2009
When we got word this morning that Charlie Gibson would be stepping down from "World News" and retire from ABC, we checked the TVNewser archives. Turns out, less than three months ago — in a ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson Retires, Diane Sawyer To Take Over "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
There will be a big change at one network's evening news desk starting next year. ABC News announced today that Charles Gibson, who has anchored the news channel's "World News" nightly ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Charlie Gibson Retires, Diane Sawyer To Take Over "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
There will be a big change at one network's evening news desk starting next year. ABC News announced today that Charles Gibson, who has anchored the news channel's "World News" nightly ... [FishbowlNY]

Sawyer to Replace Gibson at ABC "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
ABC News is set to announce later today that Charlie Gibson will leave "World News." Diane Sawyer is apparently the network's pick to replace him in the anchor seat. Gibson's email obtained by FishbowlDC: I have always been taught you should never bury the lead - so I write to tell you... [FishbowlDC]

Breaking: Charlie Gibson To Step Down from ABC 'World News', Diane Sawyer to Anchor Broadcast - Posted September 2, 2009
TVNewser has learned ABC News will announce today that Charlie Gibson will leave "World News" in January and that Diane Sawyer will be named the new... [TVNewser]

'View,' 'GMA' Take Home Daytime Emmys - Posted August 31, 2009
At the 36th Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, both ABC's "Good Morning America" and "The View" were awarded prizes. "GMA" won the Emmy for "Outstanding Morning Program," their third win in a row. ABC News President David Westin said, "We knew they are the best, and it's nice t... [TVNewser]

Remembering Don Hewitt: "Don was Among the First to Realize: Television without Context Amounts to Pictures with Noise" - Posted August 19, 2009
Statements from TV news executives on the death of Don Hewitt: • CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves:"In the history of journalism, there have been few who were as creative, dynamic and versatile as Don Hewitt. The depth and breadth of his accomplishments ... [TVNewser]

ABC News, Others Meet at Columbia to Strategize - Posted August 10, 2009
For three years now, major figures in the news world have been attending the Punch Sulzberger News Media Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University where, according to a new NPR story, they have met with their competitors to navigate the changing terrain of their industry. With money and resources dwindling... [TVNewser]

ABC News Hires CDC Doc; Ups Dr. Tim Johnson to Chief Medical Editor - Posted July 30, 2009
ABC News announced it has hired Dr. Richard Besser as Senior Health and Medical Editor and at the same time has promoted 30-year ABC News health veteran Dr. Tim Johnson to Chief Medical Ed... [TVNewser]

Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on CBSNews.com and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [TVNewser]

Network Statements On The Death Of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 19, 2009
ABC News Anchor Charles Gibson: "Walter Cronkite was and always will be the gold standard. His objectivity, his even-handedness, his news judgment are all great examples. He, as much as anyone, is responsible for developing network television news. He set the standard. He told it 'the way it is' and all... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Statements on the Death of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 17, 2009
• ABC News President David Westin: "Walter Cronkite set an example for all broadcast journalism by simply doing his best to tell us the truth about things that matter, with courage and without partisanship. We will miss him, but will seek to keep his spirit alive by following his example." • ABC News... [TVNewser]

Bob Woodruff Returns to Iraq - Posted July 13, 2009
ABC's Bob Woodruff returned to Iraq today for the first time since being injured by a roadside bomb in January 2006. He is tr... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.02.09 - Posted July 2, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Why The Traditional Newsgathering Model "Is No Longer a Successful One" - Posted July 1, 2009
Politico's Patrick Gavin is covering the Ideas Festival at the Aspen Institute this week. During a panel last night, a group of old media types discussed — what else — the future of journalism. The panel included the Institute's president/former CNN president Walter Isaacson, ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Sponsors an Event That Targets the Network - Posted June 24, 2009
Strange bedfellows indeed. ABC News will be covering an event in the House Radio-TV Gallery today that was assembled to essentially criticize the network. Yesterday we told you about the Media Fairness Caucus wh... [TVNewser]

GOP Charge to ABC: "It All Gives the Appearance of a State-Run Television Network" - Posted June 23, 2009
Now some GOP members of Congress, part of a newly-formed caucus, are raising concerns about tomorrow night's ABC News special on the president's health care reform plan. The Media Fairness Caucus... [TVNewser]

ABC's WH/Health Care Battle Heats Up Boils Over - Posted June 23, 2009
The RNC's new ad that slams "a national TV network" fo... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Responds to RNC Accusation That Health Care Special Will "Become A Glorified Infomercial" - Posted June 16, 2009
ABC News is responding to the Republican National Committee's claim that the network is excluding "opposing voices" during next week's White House conversation on Pres. Obama's national health care plan... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.11.09 - Posted June 11, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Thursday... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview: Rising Star - ABC News' Jake Tapper - Posted June 10, 2009
Unless you live under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the name "Jake Tapper." As a White House correspondent for ABC News and one of news media's fastest rising stars, Tapper has quickly established "golden boy" status in Washington. We got to know the golden boy a little better in... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Shutters Research Library, Cuts 8+ Jobs - Posted June 5, 2009
Via WebNewser: ABC News announced yesterday that its research library will be no more: "Today, we begin the process of converting our existing research library to a digital research facility....When this new system is completed, you will be able to get the information you need and conduct your own searches from... [MediaJobsDaily]

ABC News Launches Digital Research Center; Eight Jobs Cut - Posted June 4, 2009
WebNewser has learned ABC News is shuttering its current news research library and converting it to a digital research center. The move will mean the loss of eight jobs. In email to staff, obtained by WebNewser, news president David Westin writes, "Today, many of the research tools we use are available... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ABC News Expands Digital Reporting Corps; Adds Reporters in Denver, Detroit - Posted June 3, 2009
ABC News has shifted the duties of four staffers naming them the newest digital reporters for the network. The new appointments, all here in the U.S., expand ABC News' digital reporting first announced in October 2007. The new... [TVNewser]

Legendary News Producer Jack Reilly Passes Away - Posted May 27, 2009
Jack Reilly, the former Good Morning America executive producer and later vice president of news at CNBC, passed away this morning at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York at the age of 84. Reilly was VP and managing editor of CNBC from 1994 to 1998. Before that, he was the executive producer... [TVNewser]

From SNL and YouTube to CBS and CNN: Peabody Awards Handed Out To 36 - Posted May 18, 2009
36 awards were handed out today in New York City at the 68th annual Peabody Awards. The master of ceremonies, NBC's Brian Williams (a previous winner himself), said the Peabody is "considered on... [TVNewser]

ABC News Launches YouTube Channel - Posted May 6, 2009
From the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" file, ABC News has launched a branded channel on YouTube. The channel will include breaking news, highlights from interviews, and portions of news programs "Good Morning America," "World News with Charles Gibson," "Nightline," "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," and "20/20." "We look forward... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Justice Westin? Justice Guthrie? - Posted May 1, 2009
Maybe if ABC's Jake Tapper had any input... some not serious suggestions from his Twitter page: possible ABC News candidates (w/JDs) for Supreme Court: David Westin, Bob Woodruff... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News' Roger Goodman Moving On - Posted April 27, 2009
Veteran ABC News director Roger Goodman is pursuing additional opportunities outside the company, ABC News President David Westin announced today. Beginning May 1, Goodman will focus his efforts on his own production company and continue to serve as a consultant to ABC News. ... [FishbowlDC]

Roger Goodman Steps Aside from ABC News - Posted April 27, 2009
Legendary ABC News director Roger Goodman is leaving day-to-day work at the network. Goodman will focus on his independent production company while still making himself available to ABC News as needed. In a memo to staff, ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

Longtime ABC News Producer Dies After Suffering Heart Attack - Posted April 6, 2009
ABC News producer Bob Lange died yesterday after suffering a heart attack while out jogging near his home. Lange joined ABC News in 1981 as a consumer investigative producer for "20/20." He left, for a time, going to CBS News and working on "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours." He returned... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Fairey, Fives, JibJab... - Posted March 13, 2009
> Shepard Fairey, the artist at the center of a suit-countersuit with the AP will be on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight on MSNBC. Earlier, we wrote about ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Westin: Don't Let "the Free Be the Enemy of the Flow" - Posted March 13, 2009
ABC News president, and Associated Press board member David Westin wrote an opinion piece in today's Wall Street Journal. It's about the suit and countersuit between the AP and artist ... [TVNewser]

Juju Chang Goes Guerilla Journalist For Inauguration - Posted January 18, 2009
The idea was born from holiday presents. ABC's Juju Chang got a Flip cam from her husband, former NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Releases iPhone App - Posted January 5, 2009
ABC News Digital has launched a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app enables iPhone users to get ABC News content wherever they can get service. The app uses the iPhone's location-based technology for local news. It also has multimedia capabilities for easy viewing of ABC News stories. "We're ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

David Westin's Year-End Note: Challenges Ahead - Posted December 30, 2008
TVNewser has obtained ABC News president David Westin's year-end memo to the staff which looks to the "challenges" ahead in 2009. Three things will help us, not only overcome the challenges, but emerge stronger. First, we have the best people working as a team anywhere in news today. Period. Second, when the... [TVNewser]

ABC News Staffers Brace for Cuts in the New Year - Posted December 5, 2008
As ABC News president David Westin told his employees in October, ABC is "not immune from the downturn." You know what's coming next. The NYObserver's Felix Gillette reports... [TVNewser]

Roker Vs. Cuomo: It's On - Posted November 21, 2008
Before we left NBC yesterday, ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Election Night Plans - Posted October 27, 2008
ABC News will be taking over Times Square next Tuesday night for their Vote 2008 coverage. Real time election results will be revealed "on three iconic screens - ABC's Super Sign, the enormous digital facade of NASDAQ and the 23-story high Reuters sign," reads the press release. ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Lauer, Westin, O'Brien... - Posted October 24, 2008
> The celebrity roast of Matt Lauer took place this afternoon at the Friar's club. There will probably be more stories (and hopefully video) coming out of it, but for now here's two quick accounts.... [TVNewser]

The Media World Cancels Christmas! - Posted October 24, 2008
Kidding. Technically the only person that can cancel Christmas is Rupert Murdoch, but the media world can certainly cancel all of its holiday parties and thus far that's precisely what seems to be happening. Last week ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Media World Cancels Christmas! - Posted October 24, 2008
Kidding. Technically the only person that can cancel Christmas is Rupert Murdoch, but the media world can certainly cancel all of its holiday parties and thus far that's precisely what seems to be happening. Last week ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 10.16.08 - Posted October 16, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

David Westin: "Doing Great Journalism is Not the Same as Entering a Popularity Contest" - Posted October 15, 2008
TVNewser has obtained the remarks ABC News president David Westin made the other night as he accepted the Murrow award for best overall News Division. It's an interesting read in which Westin acknowledges the seemingly endless criticism that is heaped on the news media,... [TVNewser]

Ian Cameron To Become EP at "This Week" - Posted October 6, 2008
TV Week reports (and FishbowlDC confirms), Ian Cameron will be named EP of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." An... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.02.08 - Posted October 2, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Lynn Sherr Leaving ABC News - Posted September 25, 2008
TVNewser has obtained the internal email from ABC News president David Westin announcing that longtime correspondent Lynn Sherr is leaving the network. From: Westin, David L. To: #ABCTV News ... [TVNewser]

Jon Banner Comments on ABC/New Yorker - Posted September 22, 2008
World News EP Jon Banner, whose quote in this TVNewser post was cited in the response letter by New Yorker columnist ... [TVNewser]

Westin Responds to New Yorker's "Inaccurate Reporting" - Posted September 22, 2008
ABC News president David Westin wrote a strongly worded letter, published in today's New Yorker, responding to the charges raised in columnist ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.17.08 - Posted September 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Letters Sent From Westin to Remnick - Posted September 16, 2008
ABC insiders tell TVNewser that ABC News president David Westin and others at the network have sent letters to New Yorker publisher David Remnick, in the wake of Steve Coll's article attacking ABC News for its handling of the Gov. ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Begins College Today - Posted September 10, 2008
ABC News launched their new ABC News On Campus initiative today. As TVNewser first reported in May, the program includes partnerships with college journalism programs and a ... [TVNewser]

The Hate Hits Close to Home for ABC News Correspondent - Posted September 9, 2008
The rooftop terrace at New York's Empire Hotel was a fitting location for the launch party of ABC News correspondent Jim Sciutto's new book, "Against US." Through stunning interviews and a riveting narrative, Sciutto reports on the growing pan-Arab hatred toward Western im... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.09.08 - Posted September 9, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

All Aboard the GMA Train - Posted September 8, 2008
An unlikely press conference location kicked off an even more unlikely occurrence. From aboard an antique train car (Little Juniata Rapids built in 1953 to be specific) at Grand Central Terminal in New York, ABC News' new "50 States in 50 Days" journey began. The partnership between ABC News and USA Today... [TVNewser]

Gibson's Palin Interview: When, Where, How - Posted September 8, 2008
Expect to hear Gov. Sarah Palin answer her first mainstream media questions shortly after 6:30pmET on Thursday this week. Confirmed last night, ABC News'... [TVNewser]

Meeting the New Team - Posted August 22, 2008
This week recently named ABCNews.com VP Jonathan Dube stopped by the ABC News Digital offices in New York to meet the staff. He was introduced by ABC News president David Westin... [TVNewser]

ABC News Hits the Road in Run-Up to Election - Posted August 21, 2008
High gas prices? What high gas prices? ABC News, in partnership with USA Today, is going the extra mile (or several thousand) to report from all 50 states leading up to the November 4 election. ABC News' anchors and correspondents and USA Today's reporters and photographers will report on one state... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.20.08 - Posted August 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Dube Named VP, Michalopoulos Managing Editor of ABCNews.com - Posted August 19, 2008
As mentioned earlier today, ABC has announced the hiring of Jonathan Dube and the promotion of ... [TVNewser]

What Will Nightline's Scoops & Growth Mean For the Newscast? - Posted August 11, 2008
The LATimes' Meg James writes about the latest Nightline scoop and what it might mean as ABC considers wooing Jay Leno. "The company will make the decision based on what'... [TVNewser]

The "Cruel Irony" That Might Await Nightline, As Leno Admits "I Am Definitely Done With NBC" - Posted July 18, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter's Paul J. Gough talks with ABC News president David Westin as well as Nightline co-anchors Cynthia McFadden and ... [TVNewser]

Tony Snow's Death: ABC Correspondent Statements - Posted July 12, 2008
Statement from Robin Roberts: I was so privileged to do what was considered his exit interview from the White House, and Tony was one of the first people to reach out when I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost a year ago. For those of us battling cancer, he was beyond inspirational.... [TVNewser]

As Today Widens Gap, Questions Arise About GMA - Posted July 7, 2008
In a story that is primarily about the Today show's morning dominance, the NYTimes' Bill Carter also talked with insiders about Today's nearest competitor, Good Morning America and their star anchor Diane Sawyer. Carter writes, a "network news executive, who has worked with Ms. Sawyer,... [TVNewser]

TV's Most Powerful - Posted April 14, 2008
Some interesting local tidbits in the annual "TV News' 10 Most Powerful": On Fox..."However, FNC has been oddly low-profile and sotto voce in the most portentous political year in memory despite the presence of Karl Rove in Fox News' pundit pack." On ABC's David Westin: "Westin has become an adroit player/booker and the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.26.08 - Posted March 26, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Nancy Pelosi's birthday! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS This election cycle ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.03.08 - Posted March 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. One year ago we said goodbye to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and AP said hello (again) to Ron Fournier. It's the birthday of Al... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.14.07 - Posted December 14, 2007
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1799, George "Big Poppa" Washington passed away. Pour out some of whatever you got at the George Washington distillery. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | ... [FishbowlDC]

Lisa Fletcher named ABC News correspondent - Posted November 29, 2007
L.A.'s newest TV news correspondent, Lisa Fletcher, has an impressive-enough sounding resume - Emmys, AP awards, stories that locked up child molesters. But we're guessing the alphabet network gave Fletcher her new gig because it felt awful for making her identify herself as a member of the Phoenix investigative team... [FishbowlLA]

ABC Wraps Up Debat Investigation, Details "Reporting That We Couldn't Confirm" - Posted October 22, 2007
You'll recall how, a few months ago, it was discovered (by Rue 89) that ABC News' Alexis Debat may not have conducted all the interviews he claimed took place (including ones with Sen. Barack Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.11.07 - Posted October 11, 2007
Good morning Washington. Joe Biden is your choice for POTUS. TVGuide interviews Chris Matthews. Via Wednesday's "... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.27.07 - Posted September 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Vitamin Water wins out over Gatorade. We looked into this, "missing? washington post's technorati supplied 'who's blogging'" and discovered the Washington Post did no... [FishbowlDC]

BREAKING: Big Layoffs At ABC DC Bureau - Posted August 15, 2007
Developing... >UPDATE: ABC's graphics department is being let go (roughly eight individuals). >UPDATE: An ABC insider tells us: This is part of the strategic process David Westin announced to the news division back in June. As part of that process we are restructuring our graphics department in Washington and moving graphics operations to NY.... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Comings ... And Goings - Posted July 24, 2007
On the same day we learned three longtime ABC News correspondents are out the door, ABC News president David Westin has announced three newcomers. Jeremy Hubbard, T.J. Winick, and Linsey Davis are joining NewsOne, the service ABC News provides to affiliates. Says Westin: "Our affiliates across the country and around the... [TVNewser]

More ABC Correspondents Out - Posted July 24, 2007
TVNewser tipsters tell us three more veteran ABC News correspondents may soon be parting ways with the network. Bob Jamieson, Mark Litke and Bill Redeker have a combined 72 years of service with ABC. Jamieson joined ABC News in 1990 after a 20-year career at NBC News. Litke has been... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.19.07 - Posted July 19, 2007
Good morning Washington. Good for you. You like swimming. We agree with DCist: This really is the greatest headline ever. Say ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Vet To Oversee Investigative Unit - Posted July 18, 2007
This morning, ABC News president David Westin announced Rhonda Schwartz will now lead the investigative unit. Westin, from the press release: "Rhonda is a wonderful reporter and skilled producer whose work is a source of great pride for ABC News." Before ABC, Schwartz spent more than 20 years at NBC News... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 06.29.07 - Posted June 29, 2007
Good morning Washington. It was a close call, but you thought Chris Matthews would be the sweaty one. An NBC release announced, "NBC News has been awarded the 8th Annual RTNDA/Unity Award in the television network category for 'Separa... [FishbowlDC]

Breaking: ABC News To Axe 35 Staffers In Restructuring - Posted June 22, 2007
We just received this tip: ABC News being restructured ... 35 positions expected to be lost. UPDATE: Memo from ABC News president David Westin: From: Westin, David Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 11:15 AM To: ABCTV News ALL Cc: Sweeney, Anne Subject: The Future... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Breaking: ABC News To Axe 35 Staffers In Restructuring - Posted June 22, 2007
We just received this tip: ABC News being restructured ... 35 positions expected to be lost. UPDATE: Memo from ABC News president David Westin: From: Westin, David Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 11:15 AM To: ABCTV News ALL Cc: Sweeney, Anne Subject: The Future... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News Journos Killed In Iraq - Posted May 18, 2007
A cameraman and soundman for ABC News were killed in Iraq yesterday, ABC News has confirmed. Alaa Uldeen Aziz, 33, and soundman Saif Laith Yousuf, 26, were returning home from work at the ABC News Baghdad bureau when their car was reportedly ambushed and they were killed by unknown assailants. David Westin's... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News Journos Killed In Iraq - Posted May 18, 2007
A cameraman and soundman for ABC News were killed in Iraq yesterday, ABC News has confirmed. Alaa Uldeen Aziz, 33, and soundman Saif Laith Yousuf, 26, were returning home from work at the ABC News Baghdad bureau when their car was reportedly ambushed and they were killed by unknown assailants. David Westin's... [FishbowlNY]

ABCNews.com To Relaunch This Weekend - Posted April 26, 2007
Above, the mock-up. Below, ABC News president David Westin's memo to staff: From: Westin, David Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:57 AM To: ABCTV News ALL Subject: ABCNEWS.com Next week we unveil a new version of ABCNEWS.com. This is the first stage of an overall redesign that will ultima... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABCNews.com To Relaunch This Weekend - Posted April 26, 2007
Above, the mock-up. Below, ABC News president David Westin's memo to staff: From: Westin, David Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:57 AM To: ABCTV News ALL Subject: ABCNEWS.com Next week we unveil a new version of ABCNEWS.com. This is the first stage of an overall redesign that will ultima... [FishbowlNY]

Halperin's New Gig - Posted March 21, 2007
From ABC's David Westin: About a month ago, Mark Halperin came to me to say that he wanted more time to pursue writing " perhaps another book and possibly for a publication. We all know how valuable a member of our political reporting team Mark is, and he made... [FishbowlDC]

Woodruff: 'I'm Not Going Back To Iraq' - Posted March 9, 2007
We heard the same story a few weeks ago at ABC HQ, with one key difference. Bob Woodruff, while receiving a Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award from the Radio-Television News Dire... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Woodruff: 'I'm Not Going Back To Iraq' - Posted March 9, 2007
We heard the same story a few weeks ago at ABC HQ, with one key difference. Bob Woodruff, while receiving a Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award from the Radio-Television News Dire... [FishbowlNY]

News War: The LA Times vs. Tribune and Readers Lose - Posted February 28, 2007
KCET broadcast Frontline's series News War last night, as counter programming for American Idol, never guessing that someone could actually want to watch both. This episode, What's Happening to the News, which examimes the struggles of the LA Times... [FishbowlLA]

More "News War" Tonight - Posted February 27, 2007
From the release: Correspondent Lowell Bergman continues his look at the news business in Part III of "News War" this Tuesday night. Bergman and producer Stephen Talbot are asking a question that is on the minds of many of us in the business: what's happening to the news? And there is no... [FishbowlDC]

Woodruff: 'I Saw My Body Floating' - Posted February 26, 2007
FishbowlNY on Woodruff: Last year, Bob Woodruff spent 27 days as co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. His 28th day — January 29, 2006 — was one he can't remember too well. Nor can he remember the 36 days spent in a coma recovering from injuries he and cameraman Doug Vo... [TVNewser]

Bob Woodruff Almost His Old Self - Posted February 26, 2007
ABC News this morning gave reporters a sneak peak of the documentary about Bob Woodruff's near-death and recovery and how his family -- as well as the other soldiers and Marines who've been through the same, usually with much less positive results -- have dealt with it. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)--... [TVNewser]

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