Sheridan Gets ABC News Weekend Executive Producing Gig

Aug 22, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Chris Sheridan has been named executive producer of ABC News’ weekend news programs, where he will be responsible for the editorial content and production of the network’s two weekend evening news broadcasts, “World News Saturday” and “World News Sunday.” He will also oversee the weekend editorial content and production of ABC News’ digital platforms including ABCNews.com and ABC News Now. The announcement was made Monday.

Mr. Sheridan will report to ABC News Senior VP Paul Slavin, who oversees the weekend evening news broadcasts and ABC News Digital. He also will work closely with Mike Clemente, the executive producer in charge of ABC News Digital programming.

Since April 2005 Mr. Sheridan has been the executive producer of ABC’s overnight news programs “World News Now” and “World News This Morning.” He also oversaw production of “Good Morning America’s” newscasts.

He joined ABC from NBC News, where he was a supervising producer for the “Today” show and senior producer for MSNBC’s “The News With Brian Williams.” Mr. Sheridan also worked for MSNBC’s “Morning Line,” and worked at local stations in Portland, Ore., St. Louis and Portland, Me.

He is a graduate of Syracuse University and has a master’s degree from the University of Missouri.