ABC News today launched the first daily newscast for social media hosted by an evening news anchor. Every weekday on Facebook, World News Tonight‘s David Muir presents Facecast: The One Thing, a one-minute news roundup of the day’s top stories and trending topics shot behind the scenes at ABC News headquarters in New York City. Available on World News Tonight‘s Facebook page, it will include a mix of stories ranging from breaking news and the economy to sports and politics, featuring video, photographs and infographics.
“We’re very excited to launch a newscast that is exclusively for Facebook where users can continue the conversation beyond the evening newscast at any time,” said WNT Executive Producer Almin Karamehmedovic. Said Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s Director of News and Global Media Partnerships: “Video on Facebook is growing fast, and it’s exciting to see ABC and David Muir create unique content for this platform. A newscast produced for the mobile use case is a great way to leverage Facebook’s platform and engage people in the journalism ABC News is known for.”