The Morning Ticker: Norton, Clift, Martin

By Chris Ariens 

  • Erle Norton joins ABC as EP of ABC News Digital. Norton joins us from Thomson Reuters, where he was editorial director of Reuters Digital Video. Previously, Norton worked for and The Wall Street Journal.

  • When Newseek transfers to a new owner next week, 50-year magazine veteran Eleanor Clift, won’t be along for the ride. Clift will remain with The Daily Beast, however. She’ll also continue her role as Pat Buchanan’s nemesis on the syndicated “McLaughlin Group.”

  • “The problem I have with discussions in traditional cable news is they are trite, tired and weak conversations,” so says former CNN contributor, Roland Martin, now a host and managing editor for TV One.