George Stephanopoulos: ABC’s News Machine

By Alex Weprin 

ABC News “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos gets profiled by the AP’s David Bauder.

The ABC anchor talks about juggling both shows, and the different audiences each one attracts.

“In the last three months, I’ve had all these people come up to me on the street and say, ‘I’m so glad you’re back at ABC,'” Stephanopoulos said. “That’s the Sunday audience. My (weekday) morning audience has no idea that I’m on on Sunday. It’s just different worlds. The overlap is very small.”

He freely admits he would not be able to handle both jobs if “This Week” hadn’t moved the bulk of its operations from Washington to New York since he took over in January.

He also admits that while he is very happy that “GMA” won the ratings race against NBC’s “Today” two weeks ago, he is surprised that the “more newsy” morning show he was promised when he joined the program never really came to fruition.

“I was expecting different, there’s no question about that,” Stephanopoulos said. “I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. You never can be. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised that we’ve been able to make as much progress as we have. It was actually less difficult than I expected it to be to find my comfort zone inside all of it, in part because going in I got to keep on doing the other things I liked doing.”

Funnily enough, CBS News actually posted the AP article on its own website:

Look for it to be taken down in 3, 2, 1…