AP board taps Westin to run group

Ex-ABC News exec takes reins of News Licensing Group

Former ABC News president David Westin resurfaced in a new position Thursday created by the board of the Associated Press.

Westin, who exited ABC last year after 14 years at the division, has been tapped as CEO of a new company, News Licensing Group, that will serve AP and other news agencies by overseeing the licensing of news for online usage.

AP first announced the formation of News Licensing Group in February with the intent of launching the unit this summer. Westin was replaced by Ben Sherwood, former executive producer for ”Good Morning America.” He first came to ABC in 1991 as general counsel, before shifting to run the news division in 1997.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading