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Meet the New President of ABC News. He’s 26

Today — and today only — there will be a new President of ABC News.

Ben Sherwood is swapping jobs with ABC’s Senior Social Media Editor Andrew Springer as part of the MVP program ABC News launched earlier this year. Each week a “most value-able player” is chosen and is provided with the opportunity for a job swap, shadow, or other exchange that enables them to see and learn more about another part of ABC News.

Springer was among the first MVPs and he wanted to be the boss. Springer’s fist tasks: ABCNews.com now looks like Buzzfeed and Stephen Colbert will anchor “World News.” (We kid.)

“He may only be 26 years old, but Andrew is a great mentor,” says Sherwood. “Today is exciting and a little nerve-racking because I know that I will have a much tougher time filling his sneakers than he mine.”

Springer led ABC’s morning editorial call and later this afternoon Sherwood will give a presentation on ABC’s performance on Facebook to the digital team.

Says Springer: “You gotta love working in an organization that is open to having the President switch jobs with the Senior Social Editor for a day.”

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