Brian Ross Is Returning to ABC, but Will Serve in Different Role

By A.J. Katz 

Now that his four-week unpaid suspension from ABC News is complete, Brian Ross is returning to the company, but in a different capacity.

Ross will move down the street from ABC News headquarters to Lincoln Square Productions, the production company that makes unscripted content for the Disney ABC Television Group/ABC News, and other broadcast, cable and digital outlets.

Ross will have the title of “chief investigative correspondent,” and he will work with ABC chief of investigative projects Rhonda Schwartz on “long-term projects” at the company, including unscripted programming and documentaries.


He will no longer cover breaking news stories, nor anything related to the Trump administration for ABC News.

CNN’s Brian Stelter was first to report that ABC News president James Goldston made the announcement in an internal memo to staff this morning, and Ross starts his new gig on Monday.

An ABC News spokesperson confirmed the move to TV Newser.

The former ABC News chief investigative correspondent was suspended on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, one day after his sloppy reporting during early coverage of Michael Flynn’s guilty plea in the Russia investigation.