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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Cairo Trip Highlights Shift For Amanpour

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — Christiane Amanpour stood on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday in a khaki shirt with a backdrop of Cairo in crisis, rattling off reports from the street in Egypt and noting the presence of flyovers by fighter jets in what she described as eardrum-ripping sound. With a little imagination, you […]

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ABC News President Wants Christiane Amanpour to Be ‘More Visible’

ABC News President Ben Sherwood stands behind the network’s decision to place Christiane Amanpour at the head of “This Week.” “Christiane Amanpour is an intrepid, ferocious reporter,” Sherwood said Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. “ABC News is incredibly fortunate to have her,” he added, noting the former CNN staffer was […]

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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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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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The Reviews Are In: How Did Amanpour Do ‘This Week’?

Famed foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour’s debut as the new anchor of ABC’s ‘This Week’ drew a variety of reactions from the nation’s critics – at least the ones keenly interested in the comings and goings of moderators on the Sunday-morning political chat shows. Depending on the critic, Amanpour’s overseas expertise was either a benefit or […]

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