Friedman upped at ABC

As expected, Paul Friedman has been elevated to executive VP at ABC News, replacing Stephen Weiswasser, senior VP of Capital Cities/ABC, who had been serving as the No. 2 exec in the news division since 1991.

Most recently, Friedman was the exec producer of “World News Tonight With Peter Jennings.” He will now report directly to ABC News president Roone Arledge. Friedman will be responsible for all operating wings within the news division.

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