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    New York Issue
    CONGRATS: James Goldston
    Heidi Gutman/ABC
    James Goldston
    Senior vp content and development, ABC News

    This story first appeared in the April 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

    "We make no bones about it -- we're fiercely competitive," says Goldston, 44.

    Just ask the folks at Today: ABC's Good Morning America snapped NBC's 16-year stranglehold on morning dominance in April 2012 and mostly has remained on top since. It was Goldston who put GMA on that path during his yearlong stint as senior EP of the show.

    PHOTOS: The 35 Most Powerful People in Media 2013

    For the past year, the married father of three young boys has overseen an array of bold ventures: On the broadcast network, they include limited primetime series such as NY Med and Final Witness. On cable, there is a joint venture with Univision to found the news channel Fusion. Then there are digital efforts like GMA Live and, in what would be the ultimate asset extension, a third hour of GMA.

    Goldston won't confirm that the network is poised to launch it, but he cryptically offers, "We're always looking at ways to extend the brand, and obviously we're in a good place at the moment." 

    THE SHOW ON A COMPETING NETWORK I WATCH MOST OFTEN: "CBS Sunday Morning does what it does very well."

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