ABC News is losing another veteran executive. Tom Nagorski, who is currently managing editor for international coverage, will depart the company in September to become executive VP of The Asia Society.
Nagorski joined ABC News in 1983 as an intern, and since that time has reported from across the globe in Cuba, Russia, China and the Middle East, among many other places.
In a memo to staffers this afternoon, ABC News president Ben Sherwood thanked Nagorski by recalling this story:
On a Sunday we all remember last May, Tom was sitting on a plane preparing to depart for an overseas trip when the news broke that Osama bin Laden had been killed. He convinced a flight attendant to open the cabin door and let him off the plane so he could come to work, proving his commitment to ABC News is only matched by his power of persuasion.