Rick Kaplan returns to ABC

CBS' 'News' producer quickly finds job

Outgoing “Evening News” exec producer Rick Kaplan found a new home before his final broadcast hit the air: ABC News topper Ben Sherwood tapped the former CBS newsie to exec produce “This Week With Christiane Amanpour.”

“This Week” has been without an exec producer since Ian Cameron left the program at the end of 2010.

Kaplan knows how to find the office: The producer worked for ABC for 18 years; he also worked with Amanpour when he was prexy of CNN after he left ABC in 1997.

He will be based in Gotham and commute to Washington, D.C., to do the Sunday editions of “This Week.”