ABC News Promotes Longtime Staffer Michael Kreisel to VP of Newsgathering

By A.J. Katz 

ABC News has announced Michael Kreisel is being promoted to vp of newsgathering, effective immediately.

In his new role, Kreisel will manage all daily news coverage both domestic and international and will oversee the New York, London and LA bureaus. He will continue to report to newsgathering svp Wendy Fisher, who will continue oversight of the DC bureau.

Kreisel is an ABC News institution. He joined in Feb. 1997 as a desk assistant at ABC News and has held other roles including deputy LA bureau chief; foreign assignment editor; and assignment editor. He has played a role in the coverage of some of the biggest news stories of the past 25 years such as 9/11, the death of Princess Diana and the war in Iraq. In addition, he has covered three Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver.


Over the past four years as director of domestic news, Michael has coordinated newsgathering for many major U.S. stories including the COVID-19 pandemic, gun violence and weather.

ABC News president Kim Godwin added the following in an internal note to staff, obtained by TVNewser, “With Michael stepping into an even larger leadership role at ABC News, I know that our consumers will continue to get the very best news and information from every corner of the globe. Please join me in congratulating Michael on his well-deserved new role.”