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ABC’s ‘The View’ Makes it Official: Alyssa Farah Griffin Is New Conservative Co-Host, With Ana Navarro Also Inking New Multi-Year Deal

ABC is making it official: Alyssa Farah Griffin is the new conservative co-host on The View. The choice of Farah Griffin leaked last week, but the program officially announced her deal Thursday. ABC has also signed another Republican commentator to a multi-year deal. Ana Navarro, who has appeared on the program regularly for years, has […]

‘The View’ Expected to Tap Alyssa Farah Griffin as Co-Host

ABC daytime panel show The View has found its new conservative co-host. The talk show is set to name Alyssa Farah Griffin as one of its permanent co-hosts, joining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines, a source familiar with the talks confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. They cautioned that the deal is […]

ABC News Launches Studio to Expand Documentary Efforts

ABC News is doubling down on documentaries and docuseries, launching a new non-fiction division called ABC News Studios. The studio already has 15 series in various stages of production, as well as 3 feature-length documentaries, which will live under the ABC News Films banner. “It really felt like there was a much bigger opportunity for […]

ABC News Taps Janai Norman as ‘Good Morning America’ Weekend Anchor

ABC News has found the next co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. On Tuesday, ABC News president Kim Godwin told staff that Janai Norman will join the program effective immediately, working alongside anchors Whit Johnson and Eva Pilgrim. “Janai is a versatile and talented journalist, whether she is anchoring at the desk, […]

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 […]