ABC’s Richard Coolidge Joins PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour adds Emmy award-winning journalist, Richard Coolidge, as senior content and partnerships producer.

After more than two decades at ABC News, Emmy award-winning journalist Richard Coolidge will join PBS NewsHour at the newly created position of senior content and partnerships producer.

In his new role, Coolige will “manage, plan and produce news and feature content for broadcast, online and social, and coordinate the production of content coming to the NewsHour from PBS stations and NewsHour’s growing list of partners.”

“Richard’s decades of experience producing news across platforms will serve as a valuable resource as NewsHour grows and expands online, on broadcast and on social,” said NewsHour Executive Producer Sara Just. “One of Richard’s greatest skills is teaching, training and mentoring, a wonderful asset to bring to the NewsHour team.”

On Thursday morning, Coolidge tweeted:

Coolidge, the recipient on an Emmy, an Alfred I. duPont, an Edward R. Murrow and two George Foster Peabody awards, previously produced political, national security and foreign affairs content for ABC News.

“I am honored and excited to join the PBS NewsHour,” said Coolidge.” And look forward to working with the team of this distinguished, venerable news program.”