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KGO’s Cecilia Vega Named ABC News Correspondent

Cecilia Vega, who has been a reporter at ABC owned-and-operated KGO in San Francisco for three years, is joining ABC News as a correspondent, ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced today.

In an internal memo to ABC staffers obtained by TVNewser, Sherwood praised Vega as “a talented writer, broadcaster, and journalist.” Vega will remain based in San Francisco in her new role, which begins in October.

Read more — including Sherwood’s full memo — at our sister site, TVNewser.

Returning to Her Roots, Lara Spencer Joins ‘GMA’

Lara Spencer is returning to her roots. The former WABC reporter and one-time “Good Morning America” correspondent is joining “GMA” as a “lifestyle anchor.”

In an email to staff, ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced that Spencer was coming home.

“Lara will bring her well-known and much admired versatility and vitality to a broad range of ‘GMA’ stories,” he wrote. “Lara grew up at WABC-TV where she made her name covering features and hard news including the death of Princess Diana and the crash of TWA 800.”

Before her time at “GMA,” and eventually “The Insider,” Spencer spent several years as a reporter for WABC in the 90s. During her time at WABC, the station featured a daily lifestyle report titled “Life Around Here with Lara Spencer.” Read more at TVNewser

In Addition to CNN, WMUR Partnering with ABC News for Debate

On the heels of announcing its partnership with CNN, WMUR is saying that it will team with ABC News to cover the Republican presidential primary debate. The ABC-affiliate will work with both CNN and ABC News to cover the debate, which will be the first big test for Republican presidential hopefuls.

“WMUR is proud of our history of partnering with ABC for presidential debates,” said Jeff Bartlett, WMUR’s president and general manager. “We are looking forward to producing another informative debate.”

WMUR partnered with ABC News in 2008 to produce debates for both the Democratic and Republican primaries. The 2008 debates were some of the highest rated programs in the history of WMUR.
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