09/07/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
New York – ABC News President David Westin is reportedly leaving his position. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Westin stated to staff on Monday that he would be resigning after 13 years on the job by the year’s end.
As noted in the report, Westin agreed to remain during a transition of his replacement, but noted a desire to pursue other interests. Westin is quoted by the AP as stating of his decision in a staff memo, “I’ve always admired those few who know when it’s time to move on…This is the right time for me.”
Disney-ABC Media Networks co-chairwoman Anne Sweeney is further quoted as describing Westin in an ABC staff memo as “a “tireless advocate” for ABC News through “some of the most seismic industry, and divisional, changes imaginable.”
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