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Who’s on the Short List for the top job at ABC News?

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 in New York last week:

According to multiple sources, Sweeney held meetings with a handful of current executives at ABC News, including James Goldston and Jim Murphy, executive producers at Nightline and Good Morning America, respectively. Sweeney also met with Kate O’Brian, senior VP of news coverage. Jon Banner, executive producer of World News with Diane Sawyer, had a meeting with Sweeney at an earlier occasion.

Multiple names from the ABC station group including O&O president Rebecca Campbell and Emily Barr, the president and general manager of WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in Chicago, have been disavowed.

By the way, we still have our poll open on the subject. What do you think?

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Poll: Who Will Replace David Westin at ABC News?

QM0906103.pngNow that David Westin has confirmed that he will be leaving ABC News, the speculation about his replacement can begin. Unlike anchors, who are high profile and in the public eye, TV news executives often stay behind the curtain.

We put together a list of some of our top contenders to the slot, including internal ABC Newsers Paul Slavin of ABC News Digital and Robin Sproul from the network’s DC bureau, as well as Emily Barr from ABC affiliate WLS Chicago. We also included some high profile picks from outside of the Disney family, like FNC’s Michael Clemente and CBS’ Rick Kaplan, both of whom used to work at ABC News.

Cast your vote, or submit your own pick, in our poll after the jump.

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