Reiter directs promotion at ABC News


NEW YORK -- ABC News has promoted David Reiter to executive editorial director, the network said Thursday.

The ABC News veteran will now have responsibility for news gathering at the network, including assignments and sharing of editorial information and production resources. He reports to Kate O'Brian, senior vp news, who is in charge of news coverage strategy and reports to ABC News president David Westin.

Reiter began at ABC News in 1994 as a New York-based desk assistant, then moved to the assignment desks as well as covering the 1996 presidential campaign as an off-air reporter. He was deputy bureau chief and acting bureau chief in ABC News' Los Angeles bureau for three years and in 2003 was named senior producer in the division's special events unit.

Reiter has been coordinating producer for "Iraq: Where Things Stand" as well as key to the coverage of a number of its big, breaking news stories. He was named senior broadcast producer at "Weekend World News and Special Events."