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ICYMI – ABC News Promotions, August 2014 Cable Ratings, USA Today Cuts

POLITICO: Dylan Byers reports that Thursday morning, ABC News president James Goldston will announce the promotion of ABC’s “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger to Washington bureau chief and VP.

TVNewser: August 2014 ratings for FOX News Channel, CNN, HLN, and MSNBC.

Mediaite: George Clooney set to bring the News of the World phone hacking scandal to film.

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Huff Post: USA Today cuts 60+ jobs.

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Diane Sawyer Introduces Incoming ‘World News Tonight’ Anchor David Muir in Promo

In a new promo for ABC News “World News Tonight,” former anchor Diane Sawyer introduces incoming anchor David Muir and highlights his reporting for the network, from the revolution in Egypt, earthquake in Haiti, and tsunami in Japan to Tehran, Iran and Mogadishu, Somalia.

Muir picks up where Sawyer left off at ABC News’ “World News Tonight” on Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30pm.

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Diane Sawyer Signs off as Anchor Wednesday Evening of ‘World News’

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 08.01.46Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC’s “World News” Wednesday night after announcing yesterday on Twitter it would be her final broadcast.

ABC said in June that Sawyer would soon step down after five years as anchor, to be replaced by the program’s weekend anchor David Muir.

Sawyer will remain with the network and in June, ABC News president James Goldston explained, “She will create innovative television specials and events, and, of course, continue to conduct the biggest interviews with the most important and extraordinary people in the world.”

Sawyer’s sign off:

“And now it is time to say good night. And I just want you to know what a deep privilege it has been to sit in the anchor chair at ”World News” these years, the flag ship broadcast of ABC where Peter Jennings created a signature of such curiosity and courage. It has been wonderful to be the home port for the brave and brilliant forces of ABC News around the world and to feel every single night you and I were in a conversation about the day together.

Sometimes, as we know, there have been tough stories on “World News,” but you always made it clear, like me, you believe better will come, that the future is one of possibility. And there has been so much to celebrate here as well, connections, community, America, and the generosity of our neighbors next door. I want you to know none of that will change. ”World News” is dedicated to what informs, and we always hope helps make your life better. On a personal note, as I said I’m not going far, down the hall, up the stairs, and I am not slowing down but gearing up in in a new way, already at work on some of the stories that take you into the real lives around us, the ones we rarely get to see.

And starting next week, the anchor and managing editor, David Muir will be right here. He is my friend and you are in strong and steady hands. So one last time: it is good to know you are watching tonight. To Mike and the four grandchildren and the perfect parents, I look forward to being home early for some dinners again. For gratitude during these years, I thank you and I’ll see you right back here on ABC News very soon. Good night.”

Click through for three videos from last night’s broadcast of “World News,” including a tribute to Sawyer, a thank you to her staff including many familiar Washington faces, and her well-wishes for Muir. Read more

ABC’s Tom Johnson and ‘Daily Show’s’ Pat King Join Bloomberg

Bloomberg senior executive editor Josh Tyrangiel announced to staff today in a memo that Tom Johnson will soon join Bloomberg’s politics vertical as executive editor and that Pat King has recently as a senior producer.

Johnson joins Bloomberg from ABC News, where he served as a senior broadcast producer for “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.” King comes from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” where he was a segment producer.

TVNewser reports that “Johnson and King will serve as executive producer and senior producer, respectively, for the daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann slated to launch in October.”

Read the full memo, after the jump.

All,

Happy news about Bloomberg Politics. Tom Johnson is joining us as executive editor, and Pat King has joined us senior producer.

Tom has a mere twenty years experience at ABC News, where he was most recently senior broadcast producer at ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. In addition to imbuing the show with great story judgment, Tom led WN’s international coverage and digital strategy. During his tenure, ABC World News piled up awards and accolades, which is all very nice. More important is that Tom brings a spectacular mix of talent and temperament—his colleagues at ABC note that he’s usually the smartest guy in the room, and rarely feels the need to remind anyone of it.

Pat King comes to Bloomberg after a nine-year stint at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was most recently a segment producer. So to answer your question, yes, Pat is funny. However he’s not here to make the show funny. (Obviously that’s my job.) Pat’s a passionate observer of national politics with a tremendous instinct for research. He finds clips that lead to stories, and then he tells those stories expertly.

Tom starts ASAP. Pat recently completed orientation and is already hard at work. Both are based in New York.

I think you’re going to love working with them.

Josh

Former CBS Washington Bureau Chief Bill Small to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

cropped-cropped-cropped-Logo-Revert-011Nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and former CBS Washington bureau chief William J. Small is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Small served as CBS’s DC bureau chief from 1962-1974, later serving as president of NBC News.

Bill Small is an icon in the television news industry,” said Chuck Dages, chairman of the NATAS. “As Bureau Chief of the CBS Washington News office throughout the 60′s and 70′s, he was paramount in the dramatic evolution of network news that continues today. Recruiting the likes of Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Bill Moyers, Ed Bradley, Diane Sawyer and Lesley Stahl among many others, he changed not only who we watched each evening but how.”

PBS leads with 43 Emmy nominations, followed by CBS with 42, ABC with 19 and NBC with 13. The Military Channel and the Smithsonian each received one nomination.

Awards will be presented on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at Lincoln Center in New York City.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

This week’s top 5 stories across the site.

5 – David Muir to Replace Diane Sawyer in ‘World News’ Chair, ‘This Week’ Host Takes New Role

4 – CNN Names Samantha Barry Senior Director of Social News

3 – ‘Vote for Rangel’ Rap Ruins Youtube

2 – Chris Jansing Offers First Report as NBC News Senior White House Correspondent

1 – POLITICO’s Dylan Byers Signs off from Life in DC

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David Muir to Replace Diane Sawyer in ‘World News’ Chair, ‘This Week’ Host Takes New Role

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David Muir, George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer and ABC News president James Goldston.

ABC News this morning announced that ABC “World News’” Diane Sawyer is set to step down from the anchor chair and is to be replaced by the program’s weekend anchor David Muir starting September 2.

“For many years to come Diane will be a driving force at ABC News with her exceptional storytelling genius,” wrote ABC News President James Goldston in a note to staff this morning. “She will create innovative television specials and events, and, of course, continue to conduct the biggest interviews with the most important and extraordinary people in the world. Starting this summer she will begin to develop these new stories, working closely with me, David Sloan, Almin Karamehmedovic, Jeanmarie Condon, Claire Weinraub and Michael Corn. And, of course, Ben will continue to be a part of this creative process as Diane’s long time editorial partner.” Read more

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 6.11.14

From FishbowlNY to TVNewser, here are the top stories across Mediabistro.

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