“ABC’s Banner Thriving After Brutal Years”

By Brian 

…That’s the headline on this AP story.

Indeed, World News executive producer Jon Banner deserves to take a victory lap. Here’s Banner on…

> the Woodruff and Vargas experiment: The pairing was “an interesting experiment that had a better chance than not of working. But we never had a chance to find out.”

> his intensity in the newsroom: “It’s live television. Sometimes things happen and things mess up. Sometimes voices get raised but they are always lowered very quickly.”

> the sustainability of World News: “We have subsequently learned that although Peter was immensely valuable in shaping the news organization, that the brand and the value he gave to the brand over the years really sustains, which is really quite incredible when you think about it.”