Fusion, the upcoming cable news channel from ABC News and Univision, has named Mark Lima VP of news. Lima joins Fusion from ABC, where he is a senior producer at “Nightline.”

Lima is a 25-year veteran of ABC News, and has held a number of roles in the company, including director of sports and special projects for NewsOne and deputy bureau chief in Los Angeles. He has covered everything from the Olympic games to JFK Jr.’s plane crash.

“Mark has a keen eye for stories that matter, knows how to create compelling television, and is a tested expert in breaking news situations,” Fusion interim president Beau Ferrari in an email to staff today. “He is an experienced network producer who has led large teams to award-winning success, and we’re very fortunate he’s joining Fusion.”

Ferrari’s note, after the jump.
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