In Profile: ABC News Edition

By A.J. Katz 

GMA Day co-host Sara Haines got profiled by Cosmo. The new hour of GMA, which she co-hosts with Michael Strahan, will air weekdays at 1 p.m. ET/12 pm. CT/PT, beginning today. Haines became emotional when ABC News president James Goldston and svp Barbara Fedida informed her of the new role earlier this year.

“Instantly eyes burning, tears falling,” she recalls. “James had to say like, ‘OK, that’s enough.’ I cried through that lunch and then I did that thing—you know when you’re on a date and you say something weird—I wrote Barbara like, ‘That was too much.’ She was like, ‘No, it’s fine.” I was like, ‘Barbara, I can tell you’re just saying that.’”

Adweek named ABC News vp, Washington bureau chief and This Week executive producer Jonathan Greenberger a “Rising Brand Star” in the newest installment of its City Spotlight series, which visited Washington, D.C.

During his junior year at Washington University in St. Louis, despite majoring in economics and being on the law school track, Jonathan Greenberger applied for an internship in the ABC News politics unit.

That turned into a full-time job as a producer.

But the law still beckoned. After four years at ABC, Greenberger headed west to Stanford Law School, getting his J.D. in 2013.

Then, just before graduation, ABC Bureau Chief Robin Sproul and anchor George Stephanopoulos called Greenberger with an offer he couldn’t refuse: executive producer of This Week, ABC’s Sunday public affairs show. A year later, he was named ABC News vice president and Washington bureau chief.

Greenberger, 35, oversees a politics-heavy news bureau. And with no shortage of legal-related news emanating from the nation’s capital, specifically the White House, he’s finally putting that law degree to good use.

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