ABC Daytime ups Barone

Reality p'gramming exec to o'see creative, prod'n of 'The View'

NEW YORK — “Oprah” senior producer Randall Barone has been appointed to the newly created position of director of reality programming for ABC Daytime.

Reporting to ABC Daytime prexy Angela Shapiro, he will be responsible for overseeing all creative and production aspects of ayem femme chatfest “The View” as well as development of new programs.

As senior producer at “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Barone developed and launched the program’s daily “Remember Your Spirit” segment.

‘GMA’ gig

Previously, he was a senior producer for “Good Morning America,” where he managed and coordinated domestic and international remote broadcasts for sweeps periods. In addition to special projects at “GMA,” responsibilities included editorial content oversight, theme weeks and supervising staff for breaking news stories.

Barone began his television career as an intern at the CBS O&O in Philadelphia, where he later became a producer. He went on to serve as a producer and exec producer at the ABC owned-and-operated stations in Detroit and San Francisco, respectively.

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