Jonathan Greenberger Named EP of ABC’s ‘This Week’

By Merrill Knox Comment

Jonathan Greenberger has been named executive broadcast producer of ABC’s “This Week.”

It is a return to ABC News for Greenberger, 30, who started out as an assistant to “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. He most recently served as the program’s senior producer, helping to re-launch the show when Stephanopoulos was named its anchor in 2011. Greenberger left the network to finish up his law degree, recently receiving his JD from Stanford Law School.

In a memo to staffers this morning, ABC News president Ben Sherwood noted Greenberger’s “passion for politics” and said he would help lead the Sunday public affairs show to “even greater success.”

Greenberger replaces Sandy Cannold, who was promoted to executive producer and senior business editor of ABC News earlier this year.

Read Sherwood’s full memo after the jump.

I’m very pleased to announce that Jonathan Greenberger is returning to ABC News as Executive Broadcast Producer of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”  He will report to Robin Sproul, Washington Bureau Chief and the Executive in Charge of “This Week.”

Jonathan is a familiar face to many at ABC, and especially to the staff at “This Week.” Last year he served as a senior producer on the broadcast, helping to re-launch it when George returned as its anchor during a pivotal election year.

Prior to that assignment, he held virtually every other position on the program.

Jonathan began his career at ABC News nearly a decade ago as an intern in our political unit.  His passion for politics grew from a very early age as he watched history made in the battleground of Ohio every election year.

In addition to his work at ABC, Jonathan recently received his JD from Stanford Law School.

“This Week” is delivering its most-watched season in four years, growing in both total viewers and the key Adults 25-54 sales demo.  You may have noticed we recently launched a new ad campaign for the broadcast, showing viewers that on Sunday mornings George is tirelessly asking the important questions that matter most to them.

George, Robin, Jonathan and the entire “This Week” team will lead a resurgent program to even greater success.

Please join me in welcoming Jonathan back to ABC News and congratulating him on this important and well-deserved promotion.