‘Nightline’ Gets New Leader: Roxanna Sherwood Named Executive Producer

'Nightline' Gets New Leader: Roxanna Sherwood

ABC News veteran Roxanna Sherwood has been named the executive producer of venerable newsmagazine “Nightline,” ABC News President James Goldston told staffers in a memo.

She assumes her new role immediately, replacing Almin Karamehmedovic, who was recently named executive producer of ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir. Sherwood had been working as a senior producer with “20/20.”

“I am thrilled that she will be leading the broadcast where she spent seven formative years.  A producer when the show re-launched in 2005, Roxanna was instrumental in helping define the new way ‘Nightline’s’ award-winning reports are produced,” Goldston said in the memo. ” I worked with Roxanna for many years at ‘Nightline,’ and witnessed her great talent producing smart, innovative, and provocative television, and am confident that her vision and leadership will take the broadcast to new heights and build on all of its recent success.”