The last time that This Week beat NBC’s Meet The Press in a November sweep in the 25-54 demo, ABC host George Stephanopoulos was working closely with Bill Clinton in the first year of the new President’s …
Jonathan Greenberger is returning to ABC News as executive broadcast producer of This Week With George Stephanopoulos. He replaces Sandy Cannold, who was upped to exec producer/senior business editor at ABC News earlier in the year. Greenberger will report to Robin Sproul, Washington Bureau Chief and executive in charge of This Week. Greenberger, who started at ABC News as an intern in its political unit, last year served as a senior producer on the broadcast when it re-launched with Stephanopoulos’ return in the anchor chair. Greenberger left briefly to finish getting his law degree and recently received his JD from Stanford Law School. ABC News chief Ben Sherwood’s memo to staff:
Former World News executive producer Jon Banner has been named executive producer of This Week effective Jan. 8 when George Stephanopoulos returns as host of the weekly political talk show while continuing his duties as anchor of Good Morning America. Banner stepped down as EP of World News in September when he was named Senior Executive Producer for ABC News, overseeing special projects.
Rick Kaplan, who served as executive producer of This Week with Christiane Amanpour, will focus on election coverage, including shepherding ABC News’ New Hampshire debate on Jan. 7. Kaplan worked on This Week for the past 8 months, returning to ABC News after a four-year run as executive producer of CBS Evening News With Katie Couric. The announcement comes 3 days after Amanpour signed off as anchor of This Week on Sunday. Here is ABC News President Ben Sherwood’s staff email about the change: