Dan Abrams Day
Mediaite founder Dan Abrams has been named as a new Nightline anchor and ABC News’s chief legal affairs anchor, the network announced today. Mr. Abrams will step away from day-to-day operations at Mediate. In early May, the blog network hired Bridget Williams as president of parent company Abrams Media.
“We actually hear that he won’t be coming to the office anymore, so, hooray! Err, we mean — Congratulations, Dan!” Mediate’s Andrew Kirell wrote today in a post about their founder’s new gig at ABC News.
In the end, perhaps somewhat predictably, David Westin went with the biggest star.
Today, Mr. Westin, the president of ABC News, officially announced that the network had hired Christiane Amanpour as the new anchor of the Sunday public affairs program, This Week.
The high-profile D.C. gig has been vacant since the fall when George Stephanopoulos replaced Read More
“Old anchormen don’t go away, they keep coming back for more,” Walter Cronkite said in his last broadcast, as the Observer‘s Felix Gillette reminded his Twitter followers this morning.
And so, here comes Ted Koppel. Maybe.
Politico reports that Mr. Koppel–who friends say would prefer to be secretary of state–is in Read More
Earlier this week, ABC executives announced that on Wednesday, June 24, the news division would be broadcasting a series of shows at the White House, culminating with a prime-time interview with President Obama focusing on his plans for health care reform. Shortly thereafter, a range of conservative lawmakers and pundits criticized the Read More
When President George Bush’s live TV press conference last Tuesday, April 13, was done, Terry Moran, the 44-year-old White House correspondent for ABC News, had some regrets. He had asked Mr. Bush if he cared to explain how it happened that we had gone to war based on “false premises,” a pretty direct inquiry-and yet Read More