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Ben Sherwood to Lead ABC News

Well, this is a surprise. Ben Sherwood, the novelist and former executive producer of Good Morning America will be the new president of ABC News, the network announced Friday. Speculation had mostly centered on company outsiders. Sherwood will start next year, succeeding David Westin, who resigned in September. Sherwood left ABC in 2006 to pursue writing. In 2009, he published the bestseller The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life. ABC News is also rumored to be in talks with Bloomberg News for a partnership, though ABC executives deny the talks.

December 3, 2010 6:32 AM