Jon Banner is also this week’s Fifth Estater in Broadcasting & Cable. An excerpt:
|Banner enjoys spending his limited down time with his wife, Sara, a former ABC News producer, and their two daughters. But in some ways, the job is more all-consuming than ever.
“When you get close in anything, whether it’s sports or evening-news races, you start working harder because you can taste it,” he says. “We know we have a ton of work to do to keep this up.”
Still, admits Banner, â€œthere is some joy to seeing success after all this.
“There’s nothing that can really justify Peter’s early death,” he says. “But it’s gratifying to see a lot of hard work by a lot of people through some very difficult years pay off.”