ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent the following note to the news division announcing that Morgan Hertzan is joining ABC News:
I am delighted to share that Morgan Hertzan is joining ABC News.
Morgan is an Emmy Award-winning producer, entrepreneur and media executive. He will serve as vice president and executive in charge of our non-fiction content development business in cable, broadcast and digital, reporting to James Goldston.
Morgan comes to us from Plum TV, a network he led as co-president, significantly expanding its distribution across digital and television platforms.
Prior to his tenure at Plum TV, Morgan served as senior vice president at NBC Local Media as well as general manager of LX.TV, the lifestyle production company that he co-founded in 2006 and that NBC acquired in 2008. Under his leadership and as executive producer, LX.TV launched several successful syndicated and network shows including “OpenHouse”, “George To The Rescue” and “LX.TV 1st Look”, as well as the daily talk show “New York Live” and a variety of major entertainment projects and special series.
Before creating LX.TV Morgan spent many years at MTV developing new businesses and programming. Morgan created and successfully launched mtvU, a 24-hour college cable network that currently reaches 750 campuses and over 7.5 million college students nationwide.
With Morgan’s entrepreneurial zeal and creative verve, I’m confident that he will lead our growing non-fiction content creation business to even greater success.
Please join me in welcoming Morgan to ABC News.