Steven Baker Named EP of Nightline

By Chris Ariens 

Steven Baker has been promoted to executive producer of Nightline, while Eric Johnson and Jenna Millman have been appointed Senior Broadcast Producers.

Baker, who had been senior broadcast producer, replaces Roxanna Sherwood who moved to Good Morning America in July as ep. Baker joined Nightline in 2005 as the show moved on from its single host, single story format.

“Steven has always had a keen editorial sense combined with great, new out-of-the-box ideas and a real passion for innovative, long-form storytelling,” writes ABC News president James Goldston in a note to staff. Goldston hired Baker 12 years ago when Goldston was ep of the show. “Steven’s dedication, aggressive bookings and news making interviews have garnered Nightline multiple Emmy wins.” Baker left ABC in 2012 joining Entertainment Tonight as supervising producer. He returned to Nightline in 2014.

Johnson, who has been with Nightline 10 years, has traveled the globe for the show. He launched Nightline’s webcast and has built out the show’s digital presence. Millman has been at Nightline for 5 years, working as producer and senior producer.

“This trio has a deep understanding of the history, the heritage and the mission of Nightline,” Goldston writes.