Williams, Couric Head to Egypt to Cover Unrest

NEW YORK – Two of the three U.S. network evening newscasts are sending their anchors to Egypt to base their programs at the scene of the political unrest there. NBC says Brian Williams will anchor the top-rated “Nightly News” from Egypt starting on Monday. Katie Couric is en route to Cairo for the “CBS Evening […]

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ABC News Names New President

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – ABC has selected Ben Sherwood, a former producer of ‘Good Morning America’ who left to write novels and start a website, as its news division president. He replaces David Westin, who announced earlier in the fall that he would be stepping down after 14 years. Sherwood takes over a […]

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Are Evening Newscasts Headed for Doom?

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – Doomsday scenarios for the future of broadcast evening newscasts have floated around for nearly two decades now. The latest, though, comes from someone in a real position to do something about it. CBS Corp. Chairman Leslie Moonves recently predicted a fast-changing newscast format because viewers now keep on top […]

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Diane Sawyer and ‘World News’ Headed to China

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – ABC News is sending Diane Sawyer to China next month for a three-day reporting trip to find out how that country’s economy continues to grow. Sawyer will originate her evening ‘World News‘ broadcast in China from Nov. 15-17. The network said Friday that Sawyer will visit Beijing and Shanghai, […]

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ABC News President David Westin Steps Down

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – ABC News President David Westin, the longest-reigning network news division chief, with more than 13 tumultuous years on the job, told his staff Monday that he is resigning and will leave by the end of the year. Westin has presided over anchor changes at three of ABC’s top news […]

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Oil Spill Coverage Shifting into New Phase

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – The cap that has stopped oil from gushing uncontrollably into the Gulf of Mexico inevitably means that news cameras will begin drifting away from the disaster scene — a relief to some, a fear to others. The story has dominated broadcast evening newscasts, with CBS’ Katie Couric, ABC’s Diane […]

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