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TV Ratings: 20M Watch Jan. 6 Hearings, ABC and MSNBC Lead

A little more than 20 million people watched the televised hearings of the House of Representatives’ January 6 committee Thursday night. ABC and MSNBC drew the biggest audiences for the two-hour hearings about the storming of the Capitol last year. They were televised live across a dozen cable and broadcast outlets. Fox News, which pointedly […]

Former ‘GMA’ and ‘World News’ Anchor Charlie Gibson Returning to ABC News … As a Podcast Host (Exclusive)

Thirteen years after he retired from ABC News, former Good Morning America and World News anchor Charlie Gibson is returning to the news division, where he will co-host a new podcast with his daughter Kate Gibson. The duo will host a literary podcast called The Book Case for ABC Audio. The first episode will debut […]

ABC News Plans Primetime Special Tied to COVID Anniversary (Exclusive)

ABC News is planning a primetime special tied to the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. The special, 24 Months That Changed the World, will air on ABC as a special edition of 20/20 on Wednesday March 30 at 10 PM. It will stream on Hulu the following day. Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts […]

George Stephanopoulos Producing Hulu Doc on Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky (Exclusive)

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos is taking an in-depth look at the history of the two men at the forefront of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Good Morning America and This Week anchor’s George Stephanopoulos Productions is producing the special, Two Men at War, which […]

ABC News Ups Stacia Philips Deshishku to Exec Editor and Senior VP

ABC News president Kim Godwin has a new deputy. The network news division named Stacia Philips Deshishku executive editor and senior vp, essentially the number two editorial role, overseeing “editorial, strategic and creative cross-platform direction across the news division,” per an email to staff Wednesday from Godwin. She will also work the top producers at […]

U.S. TV News Correspondents In Ukraine Grapple With Realities of War Reporting

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was how surprising it was. U.S. TV news correspondents had been preparing for a potential invasion for weeks, but to have it actually happen so suddenly was, in the words of one reporter, “jarring and unsettling.” “There was something very strange about it, hearing about […]

‘ABC World News’ Producer Almin Karamehmedovic Promoted

ABC News has promoted Almin Karamehmedovic to senior executive producer of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, with expanded responsibility for news content development across the company’s broadcast and streaming efforts. Karamehmedovic has served as ep of World News since 2014, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the newscast, which became the most-watched evening news […]

Whoopi Goldberg Suspension Divides ABC Insiders, Media

When ABC News president Kim Godwin suspended Whoopi Goldberg from The View on Tuesday night, the group texts among ABC staff began flying. Two sources inside ABC News told The Hollywood Reporter they felt that, after Goldberg’s comments about Jewish people and the Holocaust on Monday, the network needed to take action. Indeed, Godwin’s memo […]

Whoopi Goldberg Suspended at ‘The View’ Over “Hurtful” Holocaust Comments

Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended by ABC’s The View. The daytime panel show co-host will be off the program for two weeks after making controversial comments Monday about the Jewish people and the Holocaust in response to a local school board banning the graphic novel Maus. ABC News president Kim Godwin announced the decision in a note to […]

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Holocaust Comments on ‘The View’: “I Stand Corrected”

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg issued a forceful and seemingly heartfelt apology on the program Tuesday for comments she had made Monday about the Jewish people and the Holocaust in response to a local school board banning the graphic novel Maus. “Yesterday on the show I misspoke,” Goldberg said to open the talk show, adding […]

ABC News Sets New Podcast Push (Exclusive)

ABC News is planning a fresh podcast push, launching new series and adapting Good Morning America for audio. Beginning today, the first two hours of GMA will be available as podcasts, allowing for more portable consumption of the program, which is anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan. In addition, ABC Audio will […]

Disney to Tap BP Exec and Former ABC News Correspondent Geoff Morrell as PR Chief (Exclusive)

The Walt Disney Co. plans to name Geoff Morrell to the newly created role of chief corporate affairs officer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. While he has been given a broader portfolio, his responsibilities will include succeeding top communications officer Zenia Mucha, who will retire from the company at the end of the year. Morrell, currently executive vp […]