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David Westin serves as president of ABC News, a position he has held since 1997. He is responsible for all aspects of ABC News' broadcasts, including “World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” “Primetime” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” In addition, he oversees ABC News Radio, ABCNEWS.com, ABC News’ satellite service, NewsOne, and “ABC News Now,” the groundbreaking 24/7 multi-media news channel.

In 2005, under Mr. Westin's leadership, ABC News was honored with 29 Emmy nominations, more than any other news organization. In addition, ABC News received four prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards, and “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” was recognized as Best Newscast for the second consecutive year. ABC News was also honored in 2005 with a Columbia University-Alfred I. duPont Award for its live coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI.

A lawyer by training, Mr. Westin joined Capital Cities/ABC (now ABC, Inc.) as vice president and general counsel in 1991. Before joining ABC, Mr. Westin was a partner in Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and had previously served as a law clerk to The Honorable Justice Lewis F. Powell of the Supreme Court of the United States.



Mr. Westin serves on the board of The Associated Press as its sole outside director from a broadcast news division, and on the board of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. . . . short bio
David Westin serves as president of ABC News, a position he has held since 1997. He is responsible for all aspects of ABC News' broadcasts, including “World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” “Primetime” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” In addition, he oversees ABC News Radio, ABCNEWS.com, ABC News’ satellite service, NewsOne, and “ABC News Now,” the groundbreaking 24/7 multi-media news channel . . . full bio

2010
Leadership in the New Media Age
Library: Current Issues Lectures
Speaker(s): Nancy Gibbs, David Westin
Date: 07-08-2010
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2007
10:45am What's Right and Wrong in Journalism Today
Library: Current Issues Lectures
Speaker(s): David Westin
Date: 06-26-2007
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