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Masciale Takes Post With ABC News

Nov 1, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC News has hired well-regarded veteran news producer Diane Masciale to do double duty. Ms. Masciale, who spent 13 years at NBC News, where she was a senior broadcast producer on “Today” and “Dateline NBC,” will be executive editor for special coverage on “Good Morning America” and executive producer of programs for the division’s long-form documentary unit.

On “GMA,” Ms. Masciale will plan and develop sweeps series and special events and will report to Phyllis McGrady, senior VP of morning, prime time and development at ABC News, and report to “GMA” senior executive producer Jim Murphy.

“Diane Masciale is an innovative producer who brings years of experience to ‘Good Morning America,'” Ms. McGrady said Wednesday in the announcement that Ms. Masciale had reported to “GMA” this week.

Ms. Masciale started out as a local radio and TV reporter. She spent three years as a senior segment producer for Fox’s “The Reporters” in the late Eighties and early Nineties. She had become well known on the local news scene in Northern California before joining NBC News.