Clemente To Oversee “ABC Digital News”

By Brian 

clementedec13.jpgMichael Clemente has been named executive producer of ABC Digital News, president David Westin announced today. “In his new role, Clemente will oversee the editorial content and production of, ABC’s 24-hour news channel ABC News Now, ABC News On Demand, and all content delivered to our broadband and mobile platforms.”

Last January, Clemente was named executive producer of ABC News Now. Update: 12:16pm: Clemente will continue in his role as EP of News Now. With today’s announcement, he adds, VOD and other digital platforms to his portfolio.

“Michael has been a driving force behind the launch of ABC News Now With more than 25 years of news production and editorial experience, he is the right person to oversee our digital platforms,” Westin said in the press release.

> B&C, Feb. 2005: “Clemente faces a formidable challenge. He is charged with transforming ABC News Now from a 24/7 news channel delivered to broadband and wireless devices to one ready for broadcast, cable and satellite distribution later this year.”

> NUVO Magazine, Winter 2004: “Clemente, all six feet three inches of him, cuts an impressive figure in the ABC Newsroom. He has worked there for many years, with Peter Jennings at World News Tonight, and then, after a little stint pioneering things at CNN, he helped watch over 20/20 for three years.” Here’s a bio…