Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, to receive the award at the NAB Show Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on April 8.
The ABC Owned Television Stations Group said it is starting a new community journalist program that will create local content for audiences on multiple platforms. The stations plan to hire more than 20 journalists in the first year of the program. The first 10 will be hired by KABC Los Angeles. The others will be located in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Houston.
In his new role, William Burton, former GM of ABC-owned KGO San Francisco, is responsible for the creation and production of all syndicated programming across ABC platforms. His duties include overseeing the development of a new daytime talk show with Tamron Hall for 2019.
The digital chief of the eight-station group and one-time creative services director will take over from Rebecca Campbell, who was earlier named to an international post for the parent Walt Disney Co.