ABC Television Stations Group on Friday named the new president and general manager of WABC-TV in New York.
Rebecca S. Campbell, president of the ABC Television Stations Group, announced that the post will be filled by J. David (Dave) Davis, currently executive vice president, ABC News.
WABC is the ABC Television Stations Group’s flagship station, located in the nation’s largest television market. Davis will be in charge of New York’s Channel 7, WABC-TV, two additional digital TV channels–LiveWell HD and a local/regional weather channel powered by AccuWeather–as well as 7online.com, the station’s Web site, and “Live! with Regis and Kelly,” the successful syndicated talk show.
David Westin, president of ABC News, said in a statement, “While we are sad to see Dave leave ABC News, the company deserves the very best for the No. 1 station in the largest market in the country, and there’s no arguing that Dave is that person. Our loss is WABC’s gain, and we look forward to working closely with Dave in New York.”