Top Producer Leaving ABC News for High School Job

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The New York Observer

In recent years, when she wasn’t putting together stories as a senior producer for ABC’s World News or helping to oversee global news-gathering operations as a network vice president, Mimi Gurbst liked to advise her colleagues on various ways to improve their personal and professional lives.

Somewhere along the say, sources tell The Observer, Ms. Gurbst became a kind of cherished, if unofficial, career counselor at ABC News, helping countless, young producers and correspondents find their way at a particularly tumultuous time in an already confusing business.

Soon Ms. Gurbst will be counseling uncertain youngsters, full-time. More…