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‘Nightline’ Moving to ABC News Headquarters

Jul 20, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Before the end of the summer, “Nightline” will originate from ABC News headquarters on New York’s Upper West Side, leaving Times Square Studios.

In an e-mail Wednesday informing ABC News staffers of the change, “Nightline” executive producer James Goldston said the move will simplify the logistics of producing the show, which often is a mix of taped segments and live reports from multiple locations.

Historically, “Nightline” was based in Washington, where founding anchor Ted Koppel lived and a nexus of the political and diplomatic power brokers that formed the focus of the program.

When Mr. Koppel left ABC News last November, the show moved to Manhattan, leaving minimal staff and studio operations in Washington. No loss of jobs is expected as a result of the move uptown.