DISCOVERY, ABC TURN TO AVESON

NEW YORK — ABC News has tapped Steve Aveson to anchor a weekly science newscast for the Discovery Channel, bowing next month. Aveson, who joined the web’s “Good Morning America” last month, will topline “Discovery News,” ABC’s first newscast produced for another net, to air on Discovery Fridays in primetime be-ginning April 4. As reported, ABC “World News Tonight” senior producer Carol Williams has been named exec producer, and several ABC correspondents will appear in segs of the half-hour series (Daily Variety, March 11).

ABC and Discovery have postponed a briefing that would have outlined details of the newscast and the alliance between the webs.

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