Chris Isham, CBS News VP and Washington bureau chief, is denying that he once was an FBI informant. Isham, who previously worked at ABC News, was said Tuesday to be the anonymous journalist cited in a once-classified FBI memo who revealed information to the FBI during its investigation into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journalist as a potential confidential informant in the 1990s, pumping the reporter to ascertain the source of a sensational but uncorroborated tip that the network had obtained during its early coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing.
In the midst of what may be the tightest race in years in the broadcast late-night time period, the unlikely winner continues to be ABC’s Nightline — now the strongest among key younger viewers. ABC says for the first time in any quarter, Nightline is the No. 1 show in the 18-49 category. In addition, the show is the best in total viewers and adults 25-54, where it has claimed top-dog status for some time.
“We’ve had a year’s worth of international breaking news, and we’re only halfway through March,” says Tony Maddox, EVP and managing director at CNN International, where anchors spoke on Saturday of being “live on five continents.”
he February finishing order for the network evening newscasts didn’t look much different, with Brian Williams‘ NBC Nightly News taking top honors, followed by Diane Sawyer’s ABC World News and Katie Couric’s CBS Evening News finishing last. But ABC was the only network to show growth (it was up 1%).
In the latest instance of an American journalist coming under attack while covering the spreading unrest in the Middle East, Miguel Marquez, an ABC News correspondent, was set upon and beaten while covering protests in Bahrain on Wednesday. He was not seriously injured.
The veteran foreign correspondent made it to the Thursday interview with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak only after talking her way past an angry mob that had surrounded her car.
ABC’s Christiane Amanpour said today that she and a crew came under attack from a “mob” on the same day CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported the same.
Ben Sherwood, the new president of ABC News, said Monday that the door remains open to some form of future partnership with the cable news outlet, Bloomberg News.
An insider says a top priority for new ABC President Ben Sherwood is to decide whether Christiane Amanpour’s Sunday morning public-affairs show — historically based in the nation’s capital, where the top political journalists, pundits and lawmakers reside — will relocate to the Big Apple.
An anonymously produced and circulated video about Ben Sherwood, the new head of ABC News, juxtaposes clips of his first speech to his new employees with a series of accusations against the former Good Morning America executive producer and author of several bestselling books.
The Republican presidential primary debate will air on ABC between the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary.
ABC News correspondent Abbie Boudreau and her producer, Mary Bruce are recovering after being involved in a serious car accident near Richmond, Virginia Monday morning.
The former Good Morning America producer is tapped to succeed David Westin as head of all news operations.
PHOENIX (AP) — ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer is expected to receive a journalism excellence award in Phoenix on Friday. Sawyer anchors ABC’s flagship newscast, “World News with Diane Sawyer” and for 10 years was the popular co-anchor of “Good Morning America.” She has traveled the world to cover breaking and in-depth news, and has reported […]
David Westin announced he was leaving his position as ABC News president two months ago, saying at the time that he’d stay “through the end of the year.” There have been several reports about potential candidates, but while interviews have taken place internally and externally, the position remains unfilled and we hear there’s still no obvious front-runner.