Novelist and TV news producer Ben Sherwood (pictured, via) has been tapped by Disney/ABC Television to serve as president of ABC News. In a TVNewser update, Sherwood said he would put his novels on hold at the new job.
Here’s more: “Sherwood left ABC and ‘Good Morning America’ in June 2006. He made the move to the West Coast and continued to write books, one of which Charlie St. Cloud was made into a major motion picture last summer. Before ABC, Sherwood was with NBC News as a senior producer on the ‘NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.’”
You can visit Sherwood’s author page here. Our sibling blog TVNewser has the memo from Disney/ABC Television president Anne Sweeney. Publishing reporter Sarah Weinman tweeted the news: “Six degrees of something: new ABC News president wrote book that became basis of Zac Efron movie.”