ABC ‘World News’ taps Slavin exec producer

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ABC News veteran Paul Slavin has been appointed exec producer of “World News Tonight.”

Slavin — who has been the senior program producer of the nightly Peter Jennings-anchored newscast since 1998 — replaces Paul Friedman, who was named exec VP and managing editor for news coverage in March. Slavin will report to Friedman.

As senior program producer for “World News Tonight,” Slavin was responsible for the broadcast’s education, technology, medical and science coverage.

Since joining ABC in 1979, Slavin has held numerous posts at ABC News, including associate producer for “20/20,” field producer for ABC News’ Washington, D.C., bureau and producer of “World News Tonight.”

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