Cross off the name of former ABC News president David Westin from the list of possible chief executives for Al Jazeera America, to launch in late August.
Westin says he’s had “some discussions” with the new network , but he doesn’t want the job. “They asked me for advice, for some names,” he tells TVNewser. “I told them what they’re doing is very interesting, very worthwhile, and worth following very closely, but I don’t think that it is for me.”
Work-wise, Westin is doing “about six things” these days, including advising a digital media company, making speeches and pro bono work. As for his next move, “I’m taking my time,” he says. “I’m interested in a fulltime position, but only if it’s the right one. I’m very fortunate that way.”