As George Stephanopoulos prepares a return to moderating “This Week,” the Sunday public affairs show is also getting a new Executive Producer.
Former “World News” EP Jon Banner (left), who recently moved to the role of Senior Executive Producer for division wide initiatives, has been named EP of “This Week” effective January 8, when Stephanopoulos returns. It is a return to “This Week” for Banner who led the show from 2000-2003.
Current EP Rick Kaplan (right) remains with ABC overseeing ABC’s New Hampshire debate next Saturday. Kaplan returned for his third stint at ABC in May, after a four year run as EP of the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.” ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls it “a sensible time to make this move.” Kaplan will also take on other projects and continue to play a big role in ABC’s election year coverage.
Sherwood’s note to the staff, after the jump…