A veteran ABC News producer who has been a key player on the network’s evening news broadcast is leaving the network. B&C reports that Tom Johnson, senior broadcast producer of ABC’s “World News,” is headed to Bloomberg Media.
Johnson will serve as an executive editor at Bloomberg, where he will create a new cable and digital political venture, the story notes.
“Tom is simply one of the most generous and kind people to ever inhabit the newsroom. I know I speak for all of us at ABC News when I say we are grateful to have worked with Tom these many years and wish him the best of luck in his new adventure,” “World News” executive producer Michael Corn said in a memo to staff.
The story notes, “Johnson was working the overnight assignment desk in July 1996 when TWA Flight 800 exploded just off Long Island. Covering that story and the Centennial Olympic Park bombing led to his post as the newscast’s first senior digital producer and to Johnson producing for Peter Jennings and his successors.”