'This Week' Executive Producer Ian Cameron to Exit


Ian Cameron, executive producer of ABC's This Week since 2008, will leave the program at the end of the year. Cameron's shepherded the Sunday show through its anchor transition from George Stephanopoulos to Christiane Amanpour. Cameron, who made the announcement Friday morning in an email to the show's Washington staff, cited his desire to spend more time with his family as a reason for his decision.
"As many of you know working weekends for the past two years has been difficult for my family," Cameron wrote. "They have been both supportive and enormously patient, but now it's time for me to return to a more regular schedule."
Cameron, a 13-year veteran of ABC News, is married to Susan Rice, a diplomat who has served as a foreign policy advisor to the Obama administration.
James Goldston, executive producer of ABC's Nightline, added oversight of This Week last August. He will take over day-to-day operations of the show after Cameron's exit. In an email announcing Cameron's decision, ABC News President David Westin signaled that there may be some streamlining between Nightline and This Week.
"James Goldston has been working with Ian and me for several months on This Week, and at the end of the year he will take over day-to-day responsibilities for producing the program, relying on the capable This Week staff in Washington as well as integrating operations where it makes sense with the Nightline team," Westin wrote.