ABC News has signed star anchor George Stephanopoulos to a new, four-year contract that will keep him with the company through the 2020 presidential election, a network source confirmed Tuesday.
ABC News says that it is treating midterm election night coverage as if it were a presidential year, promising Wednesday to get a one-hour jump on its broadcast rivals by devoting the entire primetime schedule on Nov. 6 to reporting results.
President Donald Trump insulted Cecilia Vega, a reporter for ABC News on Monday during a Rose Garden news conference, telling her that she “never” thinks even before she had a chance to ask her question.
The ABC News correspondent will appear in conversation with NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith on Oct. 18.
ABC News is eyeing free, ad-supported streaming services to grow its new livestreaming video channel ABC News Live. Launched in April, ABC News Live is a 24-hour streaming channel that provides live coverage of breaking news and events. Programming on the channel includes livestreams produced by ABC News production teams and reporters from around the world, as well as user-generated videos sourced and cleared by the outlet’s news-gathering team.
ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir will be honored at the New York State Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon on Oct. 18 at the Javits Center in New York City.