ABC Audio has named Scott Goldberg as its new Director of News Programming. After beginning his media career in local television and radio, he started at ABC News in 2011 as a NewsOne correspondent and joined ABC News Radio in 2013, becoming midday anchor in 2016.
In making the Thursday announcement, ABC Audio VP and GM Stacia Philips Deshishku, told staff, “Scott is a brilliant journalist with a trusted editorial voice who’s been recognized across the industry for his innovative storytelling. Since joining the Audio team, Scott has touched almost every product we produce, from anchoring hourly midday radio newscasts and coverage of special events and breaking news, to doing two-ways with affiliates and substitute hosting the ‘Start Here’ podcast.”
Goldberg won a third National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2019, for Sports Reporting; and has been awarded five regional Emmys.
Deshishku said the company will conduct a search for a new midday anchor, although Goldberg will continue reporting features as a contributing reporter.
ABC Audio also announced new roles for two within the ranks. John Newman was promoted to ABC News Radio’s Managing Editor, leading the newsroom; while Tara Gimbel will become Deputy Managing Editor, continuing to contribute to all aspects of programming and news coverage.
Deshishku added that “there is more to come as we re-design our Audio team and work to transform our business to lead us into the future.”