Susan has ABC News in her blood. She spent more than a decade at our news division, first as a producer for Good Morning America and then as a producer for Nightline from its very inception during the Iran hostage crisis. Over the years, Susan produced long form broadcasts, started a production company with Ted Koppel, and more recently, served as a consultant to us on various projects.
Susan's professional focus has always involved generating great ideas and developing excellent content. She left network news to venture into print, first as an editor at Vanity Fair and then at The New Yorker under Tina Brown.
She then moved to publishing, first as an editor at Miramax Books and then, most recently, as an executive editor at Random House. Many of her authors hail from television: she edited two New York Times number one best sellers with the late Tim Russert and a New York Times number one best seller with our own Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee. Last week, she published a book with Katie Couric of CBS News.
Susan is a rare talent with an outstanding record of bringing people and projects together for mutual advantage. She will play an essential role forging powerful new business relationships and helping to write the next chapter of this news organization.
Susan will come aboard on May 2nd.
Please join me in welcoming Barbara, Joe and Susan.