Jennifer Ashton Named Chief Medical Correspondent At ABC News

Dr. Jennifer Ashton has been named Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News. She joined the ABC News Medical Unit five years ago and most recently had been Chief Women’s Health Correspondent for ABC News. Ashton, who last year added a Master's Degree in human nutrition to her resume, began her television career in 2006 as Fox News Channel medical contributor. In February, Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor, announced he was leaving to become…
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Richard Besser Exiting ABC News As Chief Health And Medical Editor

Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor, is leaving to become president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Besser joined ABC News in 2009. and has provided medical analysis and reports for all ABC News programs and platforms. Among his assignments, in 2011 Besser led ABC’s global health coverage, “Be the Change: Save a Life,” reporting on health issues vital to emerging nations from seven different countries. He was embedded with a team…
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ABC To Live-Stream 40 Hours of ‘Good Morning America’ In Anniversary Event

Josh Elliott and Sam Champion are returning to “Good Morning America.” Kind of. And so are other famous faces from the morning-show’s past, including Joan Lunden, David Hartman, Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Nancy Dussault, Sandy Hill, Spencer Christian, Lisa McCree and Morton Dean.

In celebration of Gma’s 40th anniversary, ABC will live-stream 40 consecutive hours of programming from the eggs-and-cereal institution, starting November 17 at 5 p.m. and continuing through November 19 at 9 a.m. The event will culminate with an on-tv reunion of the current crew – Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee – and many of the people who hosted the show over the decades.

Throughout the 40-hour marathon, viewers will get to see exclusive content, interviews and performances on-air, at and across ABC News’ mobile and social platforms.

On November 17th, the band One Direction will perform songs from their new album, “Made In The A.
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David Muir on Why He’ll Never Abandon His Reporting Roots: ‘I’m Not Some Guy in a Suit’

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David Muir on Why He’ll Never Abandon His Reporting Roots: ‘I’m Not Some Guy in a Suit’
2014 was a life-changing year for ABC’s David Muir as he realized his boyhood dream of anchoring the evening news. On Labor Day, Muir succeeded Diane Sawyer as the anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” after years as the evening news’ weekend anchor and correspondent for the network, though even that couldn’t keep him behind a desk.

Muir took a moment at year-end to talk with TheWrap about how no anchor desk will ever tame the natural roving reporter, and take a look back at his momentous year at ABC.

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ABC Snaps NBC’s Five-Year Winning Streak In The Evening-News Wars

ABC Snaps NBC’s Five-Year Winning Streak In The Evening-News Wars
Brian Williams may have to spend more time fending off upstart David Muir.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” has in recent weeks challenged NBC’s “Nightly News” in the advertiser-coveted demo of people between the ages of 25 and 54. Now, or the first time in about half a decade, ABC has beaten NBC out for the most-watched evening newscast on broadcast television – as well as for viewers between 25 and 54 and viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. It marks the first time in 263 weeks that the NBC newscast has not been the most-viewed regularly scheduled evening newscast on TV.

“We’re proud of the quality of the broadcast we produce every night and the stories we tell,” NBC News said in a statement. ” In an increasingly complex world,’NBC Nightly News’ is the place our audience can turn for credible, authoritative news they can trust.”

But last week , more audiences turned to “World News Tonight,
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TV on Tap: The “Witches of East End” Return, “Arrow” Finds a New Count and “Game of Thrones” Doesn’t Need a New Khaleesi


Arrow has cast a new Count Vertigo. TVGuide reports that Peter Stormare has been cast as Werner Zytle, who takes over the Count Vertigo name.

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the idea of Lifetime’s The Lottery. At least, I’ve been trying to imagine how a drama about a dark future for humanity would work on Lifetime. Here’s the first trailer for the series:

This season, the winner of So You Think You Can Dance will win a role on the Broadway revival of On the Town — provided the show is running when there’s an opening in the cast.

Fringe alum Georgina Haig has been picked to play Elsa in Once Upon a Time‘s Frozen Storyline.

Morning After observes that seeing Tori Spelling‘s Mystery Girls so soon after her raw reality show True Tori finished makes her the real life version of The Combeback.
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Election 2012 TV Coverage: Who’s Doing What

The broadcast and cable networks will be going all out for coverage of the 2012 presidential election, which now kicks off less than 24 hours from now. Most results shows will ramp up between 6-7 Pm Et on Election Day and all seem to be planning for a long night in the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Here’s a rundown of plans: Broadcast ABC: “ABC News Your Voice, Your Vote – Election Night Coverage” will originate live from Times Square, with real-time results appearing on Times Square screens. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will host beginning with a special edition of “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 Pm Et and continuing until at least 2 Am. A special edition of Nightline will air at 2:35 Am Et. Team: Jake Tapper, David Muir, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Jonathan Karl, Ron Brownstein and Cokie Roberts, Josh Elliott, Amy Robach, Cecilia Vega,
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Robin Roberts Slept Well for First Time Since Mds Diagnosis

Robin Roberts Slept Well for First Time Since Mds Diagnosis
Chipper, energetic and visibly grateful, Robin Roberts returned to Good Morning America Tuesday, a day after revealing she is battling Mds, or myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare disease of the blood and bone marrow - and that she will have a bone-marrow transplant, with her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, as a donor. "I slept like a baby for the first time since my diagnosis," Roberts, 51, said at the top of the show Tuesday. She also expressed her thanks for the outpouring of "comfort and support" she's received from viewers, along with all the advice that has been dispensed and that she's been finding helpful,
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Robin Roberts In Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

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New York (AP) -- "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts said she is starting chemotherapy Monday for treatment of a disease that will require her to get a bone marrow transplant sometime this fall.ABC's Roberts, who was treated for breast cancer five years ago, said she's been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease once known as preleukemia.The chemotherapy is a preparatory treatment for the bone marrow transplant. Roberts said her sister is a good match and has agreed to donate bone marrow."My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this, and I know it's true," Roberts said on the show Monday.Roberts, 51, said she contracted the disease through her treatment for the breast cancer.Between 80 percent and 90 percent of Mds patients develop it when they're over age 60, according to the American Cancer Society. Roberts said there's some "scary stuff" when you look up statistics about the disease,
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Dr. Mehmet Oz claims apple juice contains 'troubling' levels of arsenic; Fda responds

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On "The Dr. Oz Show" Wednesday (Sept. 14), Dr. Mehmet Oz did a segment with a New Jersey lab that found what Oz claims are "troubling" levels of arsenic in many brands of apple juice.

The Fda has responded with its own tests that it says show no such thing. Their statement reads, "There is no evidence of any public health risk from drinking these juices. And Fda has been testing them for years."

Thursday (Sept. 15), Dr. Oz's med school classmate Dr. Richard Besser, a previous acting head of the Cdc, was on "Good Morning America" saying Oz's report was the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a movie theater. Video below.

What the Fda maintains Dr. Oz failed to do was distinguish between the two forms of arsenic - organic and inorganic. Organic arsenic is naturally found in water, food and soil and passes through the body without incident. Inorganic
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Video! Dr. Oz vs. Arsenic in Apple Juice

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Video! Dr. Oz vs. Arsenic in Apple Juice
An apple a day keeps the controversy away. In Wednesday's episode of his syndicated show, celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed there is arsenic in apple juice, but had to defend his findings on "Good Morning America" Thursday.

Dr. Oz conducted an extensive national investigation and said elevated high levels of arsenic were present in some brand-name apple juices.

Watch the Dr. Oz segment!

Then Dr. Oz found himself in the hot seat on "Good Morning America
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