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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.
Mediaite: George Clooney set to bring the News of the World phone hacking scandal to film.
Huff Post: USA Today cuts 60+ jobs.
Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC’s “World News” Wednesday night after announcing yesterday on Twitter it would be her final broadcast.
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
“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
A key member of our on-air team, Lara Spencer, rejoined ABC three years ago – bringing her style, humor, sunny confidence, wonderful journalism and storytelling to GMA. Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed and I am so pleased to announce that Lara has been elevated to co-host of the program along with Robin and George.
Read the whole memo after the jump…
Ben Sherwood announced today that SVP for Content and Development James Goldston is the next in line to become President of ABC News. Sherwood has been President since 2010 and was recently promoted to President of the Disney/ABC Television Group.
Prior to his gig as SVP, Goldston served as Executive Producer of both “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” He will now be responsible for all editorial and business decisions in ABC’s News Division, which includes all ABC News programs on ABC, ABC News Radio and abcnews.com.
Read the full memo from Ben Sherwood after the jump.
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’s leaving ABC News altogether after 13 years in Washington. “This Week” has struggled in the ratings since Amanpour took over this summer as an unconventional choice for the Washington
insiders show. ABC News President David Westin said Friday that Cameron had done an “outstanding” job in leading “This Week,” first with George Stephanopoulos and now with Amanpour. James Goldston, the New York-based executive producer of
“Nightline,” will take over responsibility for “This Week,” as well.”
Good morning Washington.
At a news conference in the nation’s capital, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the centerpiece of its ‘Beyond Stereotypes’ campaign will be distribution of the newly-published ‘American Muslims: A Journalist’s Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims’ to some 40,000 media professionals nationwide.”