'Nightline' e.p. James Goldston to take reins from Ian Cameron
“This Week With Christiane Amanpour” exec producer Ian Cameron is leaving ABC News. Cameron most recently oversaw the show’s transition to Amanpour, who succeeded George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” on Aug. 1.
Cameron cited long weekend hours away from his family and a hectic schedule as the deciding factor in his resignation. His wife is U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.
“It’s with a mixture of pride and sadness that I leave ABC News after 13 years,” Cameron said. “As Washington senior producer for ‘World News Tonight’ for seven years, I am grateful to Peter Jennings and Charles Gibson for giving me the opportunity to work with the most dedicated and talented team of reporters and producers here in the Washington bureau and across the news division.”
In a memo to staff, outgoing ABC News prexy David Westin said: “We are grateful to Ian as well for his 13 years of excellent work in our Washington Bureau and on World News.”
“Nightline” exec producer James Goldston, who worked with Cameron on “This Week,” will take over daily duties on the show when Cameron leaves at the end of the year. Westin said some duties will be integrated with the “Nightline” team.
Ratings began a precipitous decline when former CNN correspondent Amanpour took over “This Week.” The Sunday ayem broadcast has landed in third place behind NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation” in total viewers every week since Sept. 12, usually coming in third among adults 25-54.