November 22, 2013 |
ABC News' Amy Robach, who discovered she had breast cancer after undergoing what she thought was a routine mammogram for a piece she was filming for "Good Morning America," said she is on the mend and plans to return to work in a couple of weeks. On Friday, Robach sent an e-mail to her colleagues at ABC News, thanking them for their support and offering an update on her health that was positive, though with a chilling development. Since her diagnosis, Robach chose an aggressive treatment, which included a bilateral mastectomy.
December 4, 2010 |
At a time when network news faces unprecedented competition for its audience, ABC News has tapped a new president who brings not only a traditional broadcast pedigree but also an eclectic background as an author and Internet entrepreneur. The network is betting that those skills can help it adjust to the Digital Age. Newly named president Ben Sherwood will succeed David Westin, who announced in September that he would step down. He assumes the helm of ABC News at a key moment: The division has been ravaged by staff cuts, must grapple with how to respond to opinionated and provocative cable rivals, and faces scores of anonymous competitors breaking news on Twitter.
November 22, 2013 |
Well, that was fast. Katie Couric is on the move again - and her daily talk show is evidently headed for the skids. The veteran newswoman is about to join Yahoo in an "extensive deal," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Details weren't reported, but Couric already repurposes bits from her talk show for a feature on Yahoo News. The latest development will likely mean curtains for her talk show, "Katie," which has struggled in the ratings over the last two seasons. It's also the end of Couric's ties to ABC News.
September 13, 2012 |
Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota meat company whose lean, finely textured beef product was dubbed "pink slime" this year, has sued ABC News for defamation and is seeking $1.2 billion in damages. The company, which after the controversy closed three of its four plants and laid off 700 workers, filed suit in state court in Elk Point, S.D., this week. It alleges that ABC News' coverage of the "pink slime" controversy misled consumers into believing that the product was unsafe, even though it had been approved for human consumption by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
July 26, 2012 |
ABC News President Ben Sherwood said reporter Brian Ross' speculation that James Holmes, the suspect in the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., could be linked to the tea party "did not live up to the standards and practices of ABC News. " "We put something on the air that we did not know to be true and the part that we needed to be true was not germane to the story we were covering," Sherwood told reporters at the semiannual Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills. "This was an unfortunate mistake," he said, adding that the network was taking steps to make sure it does not happen again, although he declined to say specifically what those steps were.
October 11, 2013 |
Bill Weir, the co-host of "Nightline," is leaving for " another opportunity in the news business," said ABC News' president Ben Sherwood on Friday. He did not say where Weir is going. Weir, who has co-hosted "Nightline" since 2010, said on his Twitter account that he would be saying "goodbye" on Friday night's program. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Sherwood said that "Good Morning America" co-anchor Dan Harris will take over Weir's "Nightline" hosting duties, effective immediately.