Chief Stephanopoulos: Notes & Quotes

By Brian 

> FishbowlDC: “George’s strong reporting and keen insight have become very important to our Washington Bureau and to the entire division,” David Westin said in an e-mail to staffers today…

> AP: “The new job title will put Stephanopoulos…in line with his Sunday-morning competitors: Bob Schieffer is chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, and Tim Russert is Washington bureau chief at NBC News.”

> Variety: “‘This Week’ finishes behind Fox’s ‘News Sunday’ in the influential Washington, D.C., market, where the Chris Wallace-helmed show is tied for second with CBS’ ‘Face the Nation.'”

> AP again: “This Week, where Stephanopoulos has been anchor since 2002, is currently third in the ratings behind NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation, but Westin said it had its best November sweeps performance in three years.”