Charles Hobson, an Emmy Award-winning producer who helped shatter racial stereotypes by delivering a black perspective that had been missing from early television programming, died on Feb. 13. He was 83.
The network said Thursday that it will hire some 50 new journalists, assign correspondents Linsey Davis and Tom Llamas to online leadership roles and increase the number of hours of live programming with the goal of becoming a round-the-clock service within a year. The rollout begins next month.
The president retweeted a tweet featuring a video of Jesse Watters on Fox News’ “Watters’ Words,” who criticized ABC for covering allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh without evidence but refusing to report on the Epstein case. “ABC is as bad as the rest of them,” Trump tweeted in response. “Journalistic standards are nonexistent today. The press is so dishonest that we no longer have Freedom of the Press!”
CBS News has fired a female staffer believed to have had access to the tape of Amy Robach raging against ABC News,
ABC said Tuesday that a interview 2015 interview with Virginia Roberts never made the air because it lacked sufficient corroborating evidence. Robach said she was “caught in a private moment of frustration.” The episode raised immediate comparisons to reporter Ronan Farrow’s accusations that NBC News discouraged his reporting on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct.
ABC News is expected to partner with New Hampshire’s WMUR to host another Democratic debate in the days leading up to the 2020 New Hampshire primary, which is scheduled for Feb. 11, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.
ABC News removed a video that purported to show a Turkish attack in northern Syria after questions were raised about its similarity to footage of a 2017 military gun show in Kentucky.
ABC is finishing the season with its largest lead over NBC in 23 years, and 27 years for CBS. It’s the third consecutive year that ABC has won the ratings competition.
The reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR was 75. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before joining ABC News in 1988. (Credit: JohnStaleyPhoto.com)
On Wednesday, ABC News President James Goldston announced Julia Redpath has been named the executive producer of Sunday morning current affairs This Week.
ABC News said Thursday it would televise just one night of debates among Democratic hopefuls for 2020, as opposed to the two nights it had previously planned. ABC’s Sept. 12 coverage will feature 10 candidates, reflecting the fact that a good chunk of those campaigning for the job had failed to reach the next level of support to participate in the event, organized by the Democratic National Committee.
Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor David Muir, correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos will moderate the network’s Democratic candidate debate next month. The debate, to be held in Houston, will take only one night unless more than 10 Democratic candidates qualify. As it currently stands, 10 candidates have qualified to participate.
Crafting the right strategy for each service is crucial, broadcast executives say at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.
Dan Harris is stepping down from his post as anchor of ABC’s Nightline to focus on growing 10% Happier, a business based on his 2014 book of the same name.
Artificial intelligence in news is evolving beyond metadata tags. It can now help news organizations find and monetize content, generate silent videos and highlights reels and even predict trending news, and ABC News and the CBC are among the broadcasters experimenting with its capabilities.
LBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dan Cordtz, a former economics editor and correspondent and for ABC News, died Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from cancer, said daughter Kay Cordtz. He was 92. Cordtz worked for The Wall Street Journal and other publications before ABC hired him in 1974 as the network faced having to report on […]
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News’ Jonathan Karl is the latest White House reporter planning a book about covering the Trump administration. Publisher Dutton announced Thursday that Karl’s “Front Row at the Trump Show” will come out next year. According to Dutton, the book will be a “behind-the-scenes” story of a White House that has […]
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.