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From the release:

    Jessica Stedman Guff has been named executive producer of ABC News Now and Christopher Sheridan has been named executive producer of ABCNEWS.com, ABC News President David Westin announced today. Michael Clemente will continue in his role as senior executive producer of ABC News Digital Media. All three executives will report to Paul Slavin, senior vice president, Worldwide Newsgathering.

    As executive producer of ABC News Now, Ms. Stedman Guff will oversee the editorial content and production of ABC News’ 24-hour digital network. Before this assignment, she was senior broadcast producer of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” From September 2004, she was responsible for all editorial content in the second hour of the morning news program. At “GMA” she commissioned several series highlighting the latest in medical, consumer and financial news. From 1997 until 2003, Ms. Stedman Guff was the senior producer of ABC Daytime’s “The View” and was instrumental in the launch of the show. She has also produced various segments for “The Barbara Walters Specials,” including segments for “The Ten Most Fascinating People.” Ms. Stedman Guff began her career at ABC News’ “Nightline” in 1982.

    As executive producer of ABCNEWS.com, Mr. Sheridan will oversee the editorial content and production of the 24-hour online news service. He was previously executive producer of ABC News’ Weekend News Content, responsible for the network’s two weekend evening news broadcasts, “World News Saturday” and “World News Sunday,” as well as weekend editorial content and production of ABC News’ digital platforms. Before this promotion, Mr. Sheridan was the executive producer of ABC’s overnight news programs “World News Now” and “World News this Morning.” He was also responsible for the production of “Good Morning America’s” newscasts. Mr. Sheridan joined ABC News from NBC News, where he was a supervising producer of the “Today” show and senior producer of MSNBC’s “The News with Brian Williams.”

    As senior executive producer of ABC News Digital Media, Mr. Clemente will oversee strategic planning and special projects for ABC News Digital, including the online component for “i-CAUGHT,” a new ABC newsmagazine that will premiere in August. Anchored by Bill Weir, the innovative program will dissect the avalanche of video images now generated by cell phones, webcams, surveillance cams, downloads and uploads, and will feature the real stories behind these images. In addition Mr. Clemente will be the editorial liaison for ABC Digital Sales. He was previously the executive producer of ABC News Digital. Before the launch of ABC News Now in July 2004, Mr. Clemente was the senior broadcast producer of “20/20. From 2001 to 2002, he was executive producer of ABC News Multimedia, facilitating the initial expansion into broadband for ABC News. From 1997 to 2000 Mr. Clemente served as a senior producer of “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.”

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