After Tons of Books, Many Animals, and 34 Years, Patty Neger Says Goodbye to GMA

By Chris Ariens 

Last night ABC News and Good Morning America staffers along with the publishing community celebrated Patty Neger and her 34 years at GMA. Neger, a coordinating producer and senior Book producer for GMA, has worked with multiple anchor teams, 13 executive producers, more than 10 directors, 9 news anchors and 7 weather anchors over the years. She’s moving on to a consulting role for ABC News.

Neger helped launch the careers of ABC’s Aviation Consultant John Nance, “Jungle” Jack Hanna, and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

She’s also overseen several book-inspired 20/20 specials including Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, and Ruthless by Ron Miscavige, father of Scientology head David Miscavige.

She’s worked on segments from the fields of medicine, aviation, automotive, and animal/wildlife. In one of her most memorable moments, a senior producer once asked her on a Sunday afternoon, whether she could get some cows in the studio the following morning for an anchor milking contest. She did.

The multi-award winning producer was honored with her own tribute video which included appearances by Disney/ABC TV president Ben Sherwood, ABC News president James Goldston, executives Tom Cibrowski and Michael Corn, and current and past GMA anchors including Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson.