Jon Banner, who has been the executive producer of ABC’s World News for eight years, is shifting to a senior executive producer role to oversee special broader initiatives at ABC News, division president Ben Sherwood announced today. He will be replaced as EP of World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer by senior producer Michael Corn. Sherwood unveiled the news in an email, saying of Banner, “Given Jon’s deep relationships across the company, his formidable knowledge of the news business and his can-do spirit, he will be a bulldozer in our drive to unite this organization with a common voice and mission. Jon will also continue as a leader for our 2012 political coverage and special events.” Corn and Sherwood worked together on Good Morning America.
ABC News Shift: Longtime 'World News' EP Jon Banner Moves Up, Michael Corn Replaces Him
For all of Deadline’s headlines, follow us @Deadline on Twitter
Sign up for Newsletters
Trending Now on Deadline
More From Team
- Rookie Comedies 'Selfie' & 'A To Z' Hit Hulu Ahead Of Network Premieres (Video)
- Turner CEO Says Plans For More “Streamlined, Nimble” Company Coming In Next Two Months
- Scott Adsit Joins AMC Pilot 'We Hate Paul Revere'; Sibylla Deen & Kylie Bunbury in Spike TV's 'Tut'
- Eva Longoria Joins Fox's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
- Universal & Legendary Date 'Krampus,' 'Spectral'; Open Road Shifts 'Nightcrawler'
- Good Deed Entertainment Taps Myrl Schreibman As President Of Production