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Another Big ABC News Departure: Tom Nagorski Departs After Almost 30 Years

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.

It is the second high-profile ABC News announced this week, with longtime producer Jon Banner announcing his plans to join PepsiCo.

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More ABC News Desk Changes Announced

abcnewslogo_5-4.jpgABC News President David Westin today announced the remaining news desk staff changes as a part of the network’s recent restructuring.

Dimitrije Stejic will be Deputy Foreign Managing Editor based in London and reporting to Tom Nagorski, the Foreign Managing Editor. David Herndon will be western Deputy Managing Editor based in LA and Wendy Fisher will be eastern Deputy Managing Editor based in New York, and both will report to Domestic Managing Editor David Reiter. Michael Kreisel will become the new Planning Manager.

Reiter and Nagorski were both named to their positions a few weeks ago.

In an email announcement to staff obtained by TVNewser, Westin wrote, “Together, this group will assume many of the editorial and assignment responsibilities that have been performed by our bureaus in the past.”

Westin’s full note after the jump…

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Changes at ABC News Assignment Desk

ABCN_4.23.jpgABC News president David Westin has announced a restructuring of the newsgathering apparatus of the divison.

“The Desk will become a more active partner with the programs and platforms in choosing the right stories to cover,” Westin writes to the staff, in an email obtained by TVNewser. “The Desk in its current form has served us well for many years. But from now on, we will be asking more of it.”

To that end, “World News” senior producer Tom Nagorski has been named foreign managing editor and 15-year ABC News veteran David Reiter becomes domestic managing editor. Both will report directly to Kate O’Brian.

Nagorski is part of the “World News with Diane Sawyer” “rim” — the top producers who are closest to the program — where he will remain until a new senior is named.

The desk changes come amidst the cutbacks announced two months ago today which are soon to be finalized. ABC News is expected to shed 300-400 jobs.

Westin’s email after the jump…

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A Trip Up During ABC’s Bus Trip

bus_10-10.jpgAfter a delayed start, and slight detour, the ABC World News bus was riding along smoothly.

Until today.

ABC News senior producer Tom Nagorski writes on the World Newser blog about how the bus got stuck in Iowa.

“Fortunately a big Iowa cornfield has plenty of heavy machinery, and via the kindness of our hosts a big John Deere tractor was soon at hand, and within minutes our wheels were turning again,” he writes.