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Former ABC News President: Industry Partly To Blame For Brian Williams Fiasco

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media

In a HuffPost Live interview Monday, former ABC News president David Westin laid blame on both Brian Williams for his lying mess and on the television...

Getting It Right About Exit Polling

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I stand alone in proclaiming that exit polls got it exactly right in the 2000 Presidential Race. They reported just what they heard from the Palm Beach County voters -- that the voters had been foxed by the ballot either intentionally or unintentionally never entered their minds.

Barbara Walters' Former Boss: 'She Was No Cream Puff'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After decades of hard-hitting, news-making interviews, Barbara Walters' retirement from television last week came after she's spent most of her recent...

Former ABC News President Explains His 9/11 Coverage Decisions

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.21.2014 | Media

To mark the anniversary of the city-wide lockdown in Boston after the bombing at last year's marathon, HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski hosted a discu...

Former ABC News President: 'CBS Made Some Big Mistakes'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2013 | Media

David Westin criticized "60 Minutes" and CBS News chairman Jeff Fager on Tuesday over the show's botched Benghazi report. "60 Minutes" has come u...

Al Jazeera America Closes In On Naming New President | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media

Al Jazeera America is closing in on finding its president....

Former ABC News President: NY Post Photo 'Inexcusable'

Posted 04.22.2013 | Media

Former ABC News president David Westin joined the chorus of critics who accused the New York Post of crossing the line with its recent cover for the B...

Former ABC News Chief: Greta Van Susteren Is Wrong

Posted 10.16.2012 | Media

Fomer ABC News president David Westin sounded off about charges of bias against journalists, including Martha Raddatz, on Monday. He weighed in as...

Presidential Debate #1: Obama, The Befuddled Professor

Jesse Michels | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Jesse Michels

If Obama can't jump the absurdly-low hurdle that is being more human than Romney, than he is not worthy of a second term. Let's see if he can do better in round two.

David Westin, "NewsRight" and the Essential Transformation of Digital Journalism

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Former ABC News president David Westin says that as the appetite for digital journalism is going up, the economics for original reporting has beco...

Big News Orgs Launch Major New Company

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media

The Associated Press and 28 news organizations, including The New York Times Co. and The Washington Post Co., are launching a company that will measur...

ABC Will Cover Casey Anthony Without Its Checkbook

Shelley Ross | Posted 10.03.2011 | Media
Shelley Ross

The high cost of paying for interviews has nothing to do with the amount of the check. One can only hope that CBS and NBC follow ABC News as they begin to show the world you can put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Ex-ABC News Chief's New Gig

AP | Posted 06.14.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Associated Press is naming former ABC News President David Westin as CEO of an independent agency that aims to generate more revenue f...

The New Head Of ABC News

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — ABC has selected Ben Sherwood, a former producer of "Good Morning America" who left to write novels and start a website, as its news ...

ABC News President Resigns

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Story by David Bauder, Associated Press; Memos below obtained by Huffington Post NEW YORK — ABC News President David Westin, the longest-reigni...

New World News Tonight

Steve Proffitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steve Proffitt

An exclusive sneak peak at what ABC's World News Tonight will look like after the News Division completes its transition to a leaner and meaner "digit...

Network News Chiefs: The Future's So Bright!

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

At the normally staid Council on Foreign Relations' 60th anniversary celebration of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship, denial was the order of the day.

Charlie Gibson "Livid" Over Choice Of Diane Sawyer As Replacement: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Daily Beast's Rebecca Dana reports that Charlie Gibson is "livid" over the choice of Diane Sawyer as his replacement on ABC's "World News." Dana ...

My Response To House Republicans' Criticism Of Our Upcoming Health Care Special

David Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Westin

Sadly, some see every issue as material for a sort of political high theatre. I would have thought that a subject as important as the health care received by the American people would rise above this sorry spectacle.

ABC's 'New Normal' is Old, GMA Hires Babe, Tango Anyone?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing the matter with hiring attractive folks to work on news broadcasts. In fact, it has been happening for decades now. But where has that gotten us?

David Westin, ABC News President, Writes WSJ Op-Ed: "'Free' Needn't Be the Enemy of 'Flow'"

Wall Street Jornal | David Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The availability of timely, accurate news and information about what is going on around us is critical to a democratic society -- whether that informa...

ABC News Cutbacks: No Parties, No First Class, No

From New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Observer's Felix Gillette reports that ABC News will be instituting major cutbacks, including canceling their holiday parties, asking exe...

ABC Tells Media: You Can Only Use 30 Seconds Of Tonight's Debate

New York Times/TV Decoder | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maybe Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton can sum up their policy differences in 30 seconds or less on Wednesday night. They will have to if they...

How ABC Landed This Week's David Petraeus Exclusive

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The television networks have spent the last few weeks in pursuit of an interview with Gen. David H. Petraeus, the United States commander in Iraq, ahe...