ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent the following note to staff on Thursday, May 24:
From: Ben Sherwood To: ABC TV News ALL Subject: John Schriffen
I am pleased to announce that John Schriffen is joining ABC News as a correspondent in New York.
Once an intern for our powerhouse sister network ESPN, John joins us after a brief assignment at WCBS.
Most recently, John spent several years at NBC4 in Washington where he covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and contributed to special coverage as Hurricane Irene barreled up the East Coast last year.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, John began his career as a sports anchor and reporter for News 12 in the Bronx. I know he is excited to get back home to New York.
John brings great energy, creativity and competitiveness to his journalism and will report for all of our platforms.
Please join me in welcoming him aboard.