Nightline EP James
Goldston has been named senior executive producer of Good Morning America, ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced
Tom Cibrowski remains as GMA
Goldston replaces the outgoing Jim Murphy, who is leaving
the show in mid-March to become executive producer of Anderson Cooper's new syndicated
talk show Anderson. Goldston joined
ABC News in 2004 and took over Nightline
in November 2005.
Taking Goldston's place as EP of Nightline is Jeanmarie Condon, who had been a senior producer on
the show. She has been with Nightline since 2005, and with ABC News since 1990.
Both staffing changes are effective immediately.
Sherwood's full memo follows:
I'm writing to share important news about the leadership of
two of our programs and the future of our news division.
Effective immediately, James Goldston will become Senior
Executive producer of Good Morning America, partnering with Tom Cibrowski, who
continues as Executive Producer.
Against all odds and speculation that Nightline's best days
had come and gone, James and his dynamic team and irrepressible anchors have
turned the program into a powerhouse. Indeed, Nightline now ranks number one in
A formidable journalist, storyteller and leader, James will
now play a critical role at our morning flagship and help guide ABC News into
Starting this weekend in Los Angeles with Oscar coverage,
James will bring his considerable creativity to GMA and will work closely with
Jim Murphy to ensure a smooth transition in the coming weeks.
Effective immediately, Jeanmarie Condon will become the
Executive Producer of Nightline. A highly regarded journalist with impeccable
credentials and vast experience around the world, Jeanmarie has worked in close
partnership with James throughout this remarkable five year run and I have
every confidence that she will lead the broadcast to even greater heights.
If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. In the
meantime, please join me in congratulating James and Jeanmarie.