TV News Vet Jumps Networks

NEW YORK – Veteran television executive Rick Kaplan, most recently Katie Couric’s producer at CBS, is returning to ABC to run “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Thursday that Kaplan will also oversee 2012 political coverage. “This Week” will remain Washington-based, with Kaplan splitting time between New York and Washington. […]

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ABC Exec Ditches ‘Good Morning America’ for Anderson Cooper

NEW YORK – ABC News says the top executive behind “Good Morning America” is leaving. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Wednesday that Jim Murphy, senior executive producer of the show, is becoming executive producer of Anderson Cooper‘s new syndicated talk show. Murphy’s top deputy, Tom Cibrowski, will continue as “Good Morning America’”s executive producer. […]

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ABC Chief: Giffords Coverage Shows Lack of Unity

PASADENA, Calif. – The new president of ABC News says his organization needs to work with more unity, and its weekend coverage of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords‘ shooting proved it. Unlike rivals CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News Channel, ABC did not broadcast Saturday’s false report that Gifford had died, which originated with National Public Radio. […]

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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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