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NBC News Looks Across The Pond For President Candidates - Posted April 25, 2013
NBC News is casting a wide net in the search for its new president. A few weeks ago, TVNewser heard that NBC was eyeing some potential candidates from England, and now we have some names, ... [TVNewser]

Sandy Cannold Joins ABC News as 'This Week' EP - Posted September 27, 2012
As we told you last month, longtime CNBC executive producer Sandy Cannold is joining ABC News. Now we know what he'll be doing. Can... [TVNewser]

Jon Banner Says Goodbye to 'This Week' - Posted August 26, 2012
As we told you earlier this week, Jon Banner is leaving ABC News after more than 25 years. Banner (third from right) took a moment this morning to pose with "This Week" staffers after his last show: ... [TVNewser]

Another Big ABC News Departure: Tom Nagorski Departs After Almost 30 Years - Posted August 23, 2012
ABC News is losing another veteran executive. Tom Nagorski, who is currently managing editor for international coverage, will depart the company in September to become executive VP of The Asia Society. Nagorski joined ABC N... [TVNewser]

Roll Call: PepsiCo, MXM, News Corp, and More - Posted August 22, 2012
PepsiCo, Inc. announced that Jon Banner has been named senior vice president, global strategy and planning. Banner will be a senior member of PepsiCo's global communications team responsible for synchronizing, coordinating and planning the company's communications efforts worldwide and partnering with PepsiCo's business units to support ... [PRNewser]

Jon Banner Leaves ABC News, TV News Business - Posted August 21, 2012
ABC News senior executive producer Jon Banner is leaving ABC News after more than 25 years at the company. Banner is leaving the TV news business altogether, joining beverage and snack behemoth PepsiCo as senior VP of global strategy and planning. "... [TVNewser]

'Made in America' Inspires American Companies to Shower ABC's 'World News' with Gifts - Posted July 4, 2011
Since ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" debuted its "Made in America" series this spring, the show's producers have been flooded with mail and gifts from across the country, sent in by companies to spotlight th... [TVNewser]

Chris Dinan jumps from CBS News to ABC News - Posted June 21, 2011
Chris Dinan is leaving CBS News and joining ABC News, TVNewser has learned. Dinan has been senior broadcast producer of the "CBS Evening News" since September 2007. Both the former anchor of the broadcast -- Katie Couric, and its executive producer -- Rick Kap... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Dinan jumps from CBS News to ABC News - Posted June 21, 2011
Chris Dinan is leaving CBS News and joining ABC News, TVNewser has learned. Dinan has been senior broadcast producer of the "CBS Evening News" since September 2007. Both the former anchor of the broadcast -- Katie Couric, and its executive producer -- Rick Kap... [FishbowlNY]

#WorldNewsFeed Takes Facebook Users Behind the Scenes with Diane Sawyer - Posted April 20, 2011
Diane Sawyer's beverages of choice are green tea and sugar-free Red Bull. Her assistant's name is Jill, and executive producer Jon Banner's assistant is Tess. More behind-the-scenes nugge... [TVNewser]

Where Does Diane Sawyer Get her Ratings Info? - Posted March 26, 2011
We like to think we're the one-stop blog for TV and cable news news. The most popular posts we write on any given day are the ratings posts: the daily cable news Scoreboard, the evening news ratings on Tuesdays and the morning show ratings on Thursdays. We like to think a... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2011: It's On - Posted March 17, 2011
The time has come. The very first March Madness games are underway, and with them, comes the 2011 TVNewser bracket challenge. Last year we had executive producers from across the TV news landscape make their picks, with "BBC World News America" EP ... [TVNewser]

Former ABC News Staffer Dies At 25 - Posted March 8, 2011
Former ABC News Investigative Unit staffer Rehab El-Buri died on Sunday at the age of 25, after battling cancer. El-Buri started at ABC as a desk assistant, and worked her way up to become a key member of the Investigative Unit led by Brian Ross. She left the unit last year dedicate... [TVNewser]

'World News' On the Road Again with Diane Sawyer - Posted November 15, 2010
"World News" airs from Shanghai, China again tonight, where Diane Sawyer has been since Saturday. This is Sawyer's third week in a row on the road. ... [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]

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]

Six Months In, Diane Sawyer's 'World News' - Posted June 28, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz profiles ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, now six months in to ... [TVNewser]

'World News' Staffing Changes; Rick Klein Upped in D.C. - Posted May 14, 2010
In addition to the departure of senior producer Mimi Gurbst, which has been widely reported this week, "World News" EP ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Senior Producer Becoming Guidance Counselor - Posted May 12, 2010
The NY Observer's Felix Gillette writes about Mimi Gurbst, the "ABC World News" senior producer who's leaving the network later this year to be... [TVNewser]

Anchors Away, Covering Oil Spill, Times Square Attempted Bombing - Posted May 3, 2010
The big three network anchors left their studios for tonight's broadcasts. Two had far shorter trips than the third. The AP's David Bauder writes about it. [Brian] Williams anchored NBC's "Nightly News" from Loui... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2010: EP Edition - Posted March 18, 2010
It's time for some College Basketball March Madness and while you've been asking your colleagues (or are being asked by your colleagues) to join a bracket pool, we've been asking your bosses (or your favorite show's bosses) to join ours. In this, the second annual TVNewser Bracket Challenge, we've asked... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Interview Obama on Monday - Posted January 22, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will sit-down with President Obama on Monday for an interview ahead of the State of the Union, ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Stay Focused on Haiti, Not 'The Sideshow' of Late Night - Posted January 21, 2010
If Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien were to suddenly relocate to Haiti, Steve Capus would need a defibrillator. Thus far, NBC News chief Capus has been able to sidestep the network's nasty late-night melodrama to focus on the earthquake disaster in Haiti. ... [TVNewser]

Staff Changes at ABC 'World News' - Posted January 6, 2010
It's a new year, the newscast has a new anchor, and the staff has seen its first rearrangement. Yesterday, ABC "World News" EP Jon Banner announced some reassignments in his staff now that ... [TVNewser]

'World News' EP Ready to 'Get on to Producing the Next Couple Thousand Programs' - Posted December 22, 2009
Jon Banner says it's high time the evening news got real. "Both the mission of the broadcast and our online mission is similar in that I want it to have a more real feel." That means a more conversational approach and less "shouting from the rooftops" in the form of ... [TVNewser]

'World News' EP Uses the Web for More 'Real Feel' - Posted December 22, 2009
While the new "World News with Diane Sawyer" premiered on ABC last night, one longtime Web production -- the daily World News Webcast -- is taking a break. "We put the Webcast on hiatus," show EP Jon Banner tells WebNewser. Banner has added new elements to ... [WebNewser -]

A Much Cleaner Job for Mike Rowe: The Voice of 'World News with Diane Sawyer' - Posted December 22, 2009
During a chat with ABC News executive Jon Banner this morning, we learned the new announcer for ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" is Mike Rowe host of "Dirty Jobs" on Discovery Channel. Rowe is also a spoke... [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]

December 18th... - Posted December 1, 2009
ABC announced this afternoon that Charlie Gibson's last day as the anchor of "World News" will be December 18th. Executive producer Jon Banner posted this message on the "World Newser" blog: From Our Newsr... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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 Media Divide: Who's Keeping up with the Joneses? - Posted September 16, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone and Mike Allen take an in-depth look at how the news these days looks different depending on where you watch. From birthers to tea parties to town halls and - not to mention President Obama's speech las... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Anchor 'World News': 'Another Nail in the Coffin of the Old Boys' Network' - Posted September 3, 2009
Anyone predicting a Diane Sawyer - Katie Couric "cat fight" come January "needs to get a life," says Connie ... [TVNewser]

Around the Mediabistro Blogs - Posted July 31, 2009
This week on, our sister (and brother) blogs have a handful of posts for you TV news fans: > AgencySpy has Bill O'Reilly's "pinhead" segment calling out the new (supposed) Guitar Hero viral ad on Youtube. > WebNewser ... [TVNewser]

Obama & The Press: A Match Made In Ratings Heaven? - Posted July 6, 2009
"Obama should change his middle name from Hussein to Nielsen," said Gail Shister, a writing instructor at the University of Pennsylvania (and TVNewser columnist) to AP's David Bauder for a piece on President Obama's relationship wit... [FishbowlDC]

Four Hours of Pres. Obama or "More of 'The Biggest Loser'?" - Posted July 6, 2009
The AP's David Bauder takes a closer look at the TV news coverage of the Obama administration, specifically through two recent specials - "Inside the Obama White House" on NBC and the health care reform special on ABC. Says ABC "World News" EP Jon Banner: "We will take every opportunity that's... [TVNewser]

Network Newsers Reflect on First 100 Days - Posted May 4, 2009
David Bauder of The Associated Press talks to a member of each network news organization about President Obama's first 100 days and recent... [TVNewser]

Obama Meets the Anchors: "It Did Have a 'Picture Taking with Santa' Kind of Feel To It" - Posted February 4, 2009
The AP's David Bauder follows up on Pres. Obama's sit downs with the network anchors. "Gibson was first, followed by Williams, Couric, Cooper and Wallace. "It did have a 'picture taking with Santa' kind of feel to it," NBC's Brian Williams tells Bauder. "The timing, one of the worst days of Obama's... [TVNewser]

Gibson and Banner Play Santa for Charities - Posted December 20, 2008
A TVNewser tipster sends this along: In lieu of holiday presents this year -- and in light of the difficult economic times -- Charlie Gibson and World News EP Jon Banner made contributions on behalf of the World News staff to two charities: the Robin Hood Foundation in New York and... [TVNewser]

Cable News Gain Is Evening News Pain - Posted November 20, 2008
While the cable news nets benefited greatly from the presidential campaign season, the LATimes' Matea Gold reveals the evening newscasts didn't. ...the overall number of people watching the network evening newscasts actually ... [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]

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]

Inside the Tent at ABC News - Posted August 29, 2008
As the Democratic convention ends and the Republican convention is about to get underway, the one constant will be the media — either en route to or already broadcasting from St. Paul. And one of the constants of the media presence is the set up — large tents and small trailers that... [TVNewser]