Lucky? Genius? Both? That’s one way the question can be posed today about Gotham magazine‘s editorial powers-that-be.
Tomorrow, two days after David Muir was announced as Diane Sawyer’s successor, the publication’s Summer Issue will arrive at newsstands with a long-lead Muir interview. Sawyer would have been well-timed in this context. But Muir, sub-headlined ‘Ratings Magnet’ and ‘What’s His Next Move?’ That’s out of the editorial-calendar park.
For the print version of the article by Gotham regular contributor Patrick Pacheco, there’s a shot of Muir on the ABC rooftop in front of satellite dishes, full page-left, across from the headline/sub-headline pictured above. We assume that any perceived echoes of movie characters essayed by Gwyneth Paltrow and William Hurt are strictly coincidental.
The Web version of the article features the same Muir photos, but as one would expect, the headline is more connected to the ABC World News events of the past few days. The headline reads: “What Diane Sawyer Thinks of David Muir’s ‘World News’ Success.”