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Producer Changes at ‘GMA’ and ‘Nightline’

This might impact your outreach to two of ABC’s major news programs.

James Goldston has been named senior executive producer at Good Morning America, working with Tom Cibrowski, an executive producer with the program. And Jeanmarie Condon has been named an executive producer at Nightline.

The memo from ABC News president Ben Sherwood is here and after the jump.

Feb. 25, 2011

ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced leadership changes at ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘Nightline’ in the following note to staff:

I’m writing to share important news about the leadership of two of our programs and the future of our news division.

Effective immediately, James Goldston will become Senior Executive producer of Good Morning America, partnering with Tom Cibrowski, who continues as Executive Producer.

Against all odds and speculation that Nightline’s best days had come and gone, James and his dynamic team and irrepressible anchors have turned the program into a powerhouse. Indeed, Nightline now ranks number one in late night.

A formidable journalist, storyteller and leader, James will now play a critical role at our morning flagship and help guide ABC News into the future.

Starting this weekend in Los Angeles with Oscar coverage, James will bring his considerable creativity to GMA and will work closely with Jim Murphy to ensure a smooth transition in the coming weeks.

Effective immediately, Jeanmarie Condon will become the Executive Producer of Nightline. A highly regarded journalist with impeccable credentials and vast experience around the world, Jeanmarie has worked in close partnership with James throughout this remarkable five year run and I have every confidence that she will lead the broadcast to even greater heights.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating James and Jeanmarie.

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