ABC Affiliates Surprised at Westin Departure

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

ABC affiliates were largely surprised to hear that David Westin would be leaving his post as president of ABC News.

Many managers at ABC-affiliated stations, which of course rely on the network for Good Morning America, ABC World News and Nightline, among other programs, give Westin high marks for his work in the news division.

“David was with us a long time and I really liked his work,” says Janice Todd, VP/general manager of Scripps-owned KNXV Phoenix. “He had a good relationship with affiliates.” More…