David Westin was president of ABC News from 1997 through 2010, where he oversaw such programs as World News Tonight, 20/20 and Good Morning America. During his career at ABC News, the network won eleven Peabody Awards, over 40 news and documentary Emmy Awards, and four Polk awards, among others. After leaving ABC News, Westin served as CEO of content-licensing and tracking organization NewsRight. He is currently Principal of Witherbee Holdings LLC, which advises and invests in media companies.
In a Big Think interview, David Westin, who ran ABC News for 14 years, laid out the steps that NBC needs to take to keep Brian Williams at the anchor desk and recover from Choppergate.