The ABC News late-night fixture “Nightline” has named a new executive producer. The network news division’s president, James Goldston, announced Wednesday in an internal memo that Roxanna Sherwood has been appointed to the position, effective immediately, TheWrap.com reports.
The appointment is a homecoming for Sherwood, who previously spent seven years at “Nightline.”
“Sherwood — a producer who Goldston hailed for being able to shoot and edit her own segments — has worked at ABC News for 19 years. She was previously a producer on ‘Nightline’ for seven years, beginning in 2005 when the late-night news program relaunched after longtime anchor Ted Koppel retired,” the story reports.
Sherwood was most recently with “20/20″ as a senior producer.
In his memo, Goldston wrote: “I worked with Roxanna for many years at ‘Nightline,’ and witnessed her great talent producing smart, innovative, and provocative television, and am confident that her vision and leadership will take the broadcast to new heights and build on all of its recent success.”
The memo also notes: “Roxanna was part of the first wave of producers trained to shoot, produce, and edit. She showcased her technological skills in 2010 when she shot, edited, and produced a four hour series about the brain that was ‘Nightline’s’ first ever foray into primetime.”