Bloomberg Names ABC News Producer Courtney Chapman EP of Special Events

By Merrill Knox Comment

ABC News producer Courtney Chapman was named executive producer of special events for Bloomberg TV, the company announced today.

At ABC News, Chapman was the coordinating producer of content development for digital media, managing digital coverage of the 2010 midterm election and the royal wedding in the UK. In her new role, she will be responsible for Bloomberg TV coverage of both live and planned major events.

Andrew Morse, Bloomberg’s head of U.S. television, joined the business network from ABC News in June. Earlier this month, Morse also brought on former ABCer Wendy Brundige as the network’s West Coast bureau chief.

In a statement, Bloomberg TV said the goal of Chapman’s role is “to deliver more in-depth special reports to our viewers.” The network produced several specials this summer and has another, called “EU Breakthrough,” scheduled for 7 p.m.ET tonight.

The full statement from Bloomberg is after the jump.

Courtney Chapman has been hired by Bloomberg Television to serve as executive producer of special events.  In this role, Chapman is responsible for overseeing Bloomberg TV’s live breaking news events as well as planned major events.

Chapman joins Bloomberg TV from ABC News, where she most recently served as the coordinating producer of content development for ABC News digital media.  She spearheaded digital coverage supporting some of the network’s tent pole initiatives, including the 2010 midterm elections and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding.

While at ABC, Chapman served as a producer for “Good Morning America,” supervising remotes and special event programs for the national morning broadcast.  Chapman also worked on the network’s coverage of the 2008 Presidential election and President Obama’s inauguration.  She also covered breaking news across all ABC News platforms, earning an Emmy award in 2010 and an Emmy nomination in 2011.

Since June, Bloomberg TV has produced 8 live specials – on subjects ranging from the S&P downgrade of U.S. credit to the News Corp. phone hacking scandal to Steve Jobs’ death.  With Chapman’s hiring, the goal is to deliver more in-depth special reports to our viewers.