ABC News is promoting Almin Karamehmedovic to the role of senior executive producer of World News Tonight with David Muir, and will expand his role to include News Content Development on streaming and broadcast.
Karamehmedovic has led the team as executive producer of World News Tonight since Aug. 2014. The newscast has been No. 1 in average total viewers for six years running—and has often ranked as the week’s most-watched program on all of TV (excluding sports and syndication, of course).
Beyond the daily news cycle, Karamehmedovic has traveled with Muir (and a small team of producers) to Al Anbar in Iraq to document the fight against ISIS, the frontlines in Afghanistan, Auschwitz with survivors of the Holocaust 75 years later, Normandy with America’s heroe, and, most recently, to Madagascar to report on the children of climate change.
Karamehmedovic’s career at ABC News began in 1998. In 2001, he was one of the first journalists to gain access to Tora Bora, Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden was holed up. In 2003, he embedded with the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq and, in 2005, he was one of the first journalists to travel to Darfur/Sudan to report on the genocide.
Prior to World News Tonight, Karamehmedovic held role as producer, senior producer and ep of Nightline. He reported from around the world, including the Amazon on the Enawene Nawe tribe, Mexico on drug wars, Democratic Republic of Congo on uncovering an epidemic of exorcisms on alleged child witches, Central African Republic while wild elephants pursued him and Cambodia, exposing American pedophiles permitted to leave the U.S. and commit more crimes.
“Almin’s commitment to this news division and World News Tonight signals an exciting new chapter of not only overseeing the daily operations of America’s No. 1 newscast but now collaborating with our streaming partners and long-form units to create short- and long-form special projects,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a statement. “With his impressive reporting roots coupled with his editorial instincts, storytelling sensitives, and drive to get out and get the story, I look forward to him continuing his streak of firsts in expanding World News Tonight to new heights and delivering more powerful, in-depth journalism from the network to the world of streaming.”