ABC News has named new executives to help lead the network’s Los Angeles, London and Washington D.C. bureaus.
ABC News newsgathering vp Katie den Daas announced the appointments Monday morning.
Bonnie Mclean has been named director, Los Angeles bureau chief, Dimitrije Stejic has been named director, London bureau chief, and Andrea Owen is now executive director, deputy Washington, D.C., bureau chief.
Bonnie Mclean has been a key member of the ABC News west coast coverage team for decades, helping to shepherd all stories originating west of the Mississippi.
With nearly 25 years at ABC News, Mclean has held almost every role from desk assistant to associate producer to field producer, and now assumes the role of Los Angeles bureau chief after serving as the deputy bureau chief, where she will continue to lead ABC News’ team of producers and correspondents in western bureaus.
Mclean takes over for David Herndon, who was among the many ABC News executives who were laid off at the end of March. She’ll report to ABC News newsgathering vp Michael Kreisel.
Dimitrije Stejic has been named ABC News director, London bureau chief, reporting into Kirit Radia– , who oversees all ABC News international bureaus–and working closely with him on all international news coverage.
Stejic has been an key member of the international news team for more than 30 years, first working in the field covering the war in Bosnia when he joined ABC News in 1992. Since then, he has covered several wars, including in Kosovo, Yugoslavia, Iraq and Syria. Stejic has also worked on coverage of the funeral for Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela, the terror attacks in London, the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, as well as Olympics coverage around the globe. He has also contributed to ABC News’ coverage of Russia’s war in Ukraine, and has planned and executed coverage for 13 Royal events during his tenure, most recently King Charles III’s coronation.
Andrea Owen will now be the Washington, D.C. deputy bureau chief, reporting to Washington bureau chief Jonathan Greenberger. A 30-year veteran of ABC News, Owen has been a consistent contributor on both the editorial side and operational side of the business. She began her ABC News career as an intern in London before becoming a desk assistant and has worked on all major special events including inaugurations, state funerals, the 2020 Democratic National Convention, the network’s recent coverage of King Charles III’s coronation and Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee and state funeral, as well as interviews with world leaders. Owen will transition from overseeing field and bureau operations for the network to this new role over the summer.