Stu Schwartz, Father of CNN’s Dana Bash, Retires from ABC News

By Chris Ariens 

After 41 years at ABC news, senior broadcast producer Stu Schwartz is retiring from the network. This afternoon his friends at “Good Morning America” threw him a retirement party at ABC’s Times Square Studios.

In attendance, the current GMA team: Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, and Chris Cuomo; former anchors Charlie Gibson; David Hartman and news anchor Steve Bell; executives Phyllis McGrady; Jim Murphy and Tom Cibrowski. Former ABCer, now EP of the CBS Evening News Rick Kaplan and The Documentary Group’s Tom Yellin, and dozens of friends and colleagues from throughout the years.

Schwartz’s daughter, CNN correspondent Dana Bash and her husband, CNN anchor John King were also there.

A video tribute included Chris Cuomo describing moments throughout Schwartz’s career then cut to a CNN Breaking news report – anchored by Dana Bash with John King getting in on the act.

Sam Champion, Chris Cuomo, David Hartman, Stu Schwartz, Robin Roberts, Charlie Gibson, Steve Bell and Diane Sawyer at today’s retirement party for Schwartz.