Bill Weir: ABC News ‘Getting Leaner & Meaner by Necessity’

By Chris Ariens Comment

This week on MediaBeat, we’re talking with ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor Bill Weir.

Weir, who has been with ABC News for six years, joined “Nightline” a few months ago. But five years ago he was part of secret weekend experiment testing potential new formats for the show. Little did anyone know, anchor Ted Koppel was watching the whole thing. Weir also tells a fascinating Roone Arledge story about the ABC News days of old: “He used to throw a big party somewhere in some exotic local, and one year he rented out a castle in Scotland…”

  • Part II: Tomorrow –Weir’s Thoughts on the next ABC News president.
  • Part III: Wednesday — From “smart-ass” sports guy in Green Bay, to global network correspondent.