Goldston to oversee all news programming

ABC News has elevated the top exec at “Good Morning America” to a broader role at the news division.

“GMA” senior executive producer James Goldston has been promoted to senior VP of content and development at ABC News. All of the programs within the broadcaster’s news division, including “Nightline” and “20/20,” will report into Goldston, who will also be charged with creating new news programming across broadcast, cable and digital.

Goldston joined ABC News in 2004 from ITV in his native U.K., first taking over “Nightline” in the wake of Ted Koppel’s exit.

Replacing Goldston in the top role at “GMA” is his second-in-command on the show is Tom Cibrowski. Promotion comes as “GMA” is closing the gap on the morning race’s longtime frontrunner, NBC’s “Today.”

“I’m delighted each is taking on more responsibility as we seek new ways to help our audience see the whole picture,” said ABC News president Ben Sherwood, to whom Goldston will report.

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