Katie Couric Brings Several CBS Staffers to ABC

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By Chris Ariens Comment

This is Katie Couric’s first week at ABC. And she’s brought a few former CBS colleagues along with her.

Bob Peterson, who was creative director at CBS News and before that worked with Couric at NBC News is joining Couric’s syndicated show in the same capacity. Matt Lombardi, a producer who also made the move from NBC to CBS with Couric, now joins Buena Vista, the Disney unit producing the show. Also, Lori Beecher, a longtime Couric friend and colleague from the NBC and CBS days is now working at ABC. Peterson, Lombardi and Beecher all finished up at CBS in the last couple of weeks.

Also joining Couric, Tony Maciulis who produced many of Couric’s webcasts at CBS News, and before that worked as a senior producer at MSNBC. He left CBS in mid-June.

The team is working out of the former ABCNews.com offices at ABC headquarters in New York.

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