ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division this morning announcing that Sara Just is leaving ABC News to become Executive Producer of the PBS News Hour and Senior Vice President at WETA.
I’m writing with news about our dear friend and colleague Sara Just.
After over 25 years at ABC News, Sara is leaving for an outstanding opportunity to become Executive Producer of the PBS News Hour and Senior Vice President at WETA, the public television station in Washington, DC.
An exceptional leader and dedicated producer, she has led the charge over the past year as our deputy Washington bureau chief and has worked on nearly every program and platform during her many years at ABC.
Sara spent nearly two decades at Nightline, working closely with Ted Koppel and covering a wide range of news stories, from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina to the OJ Simpson trial. Her outstanding work was recognized with nine Emmys, two duPonts, two Peabodys and an RFK Journalism award.
Sara was also integral to the innovation of our digital political coverage. While working as senior producer at Digital, she managed ABC News’ online political content through two election cycles and oversaw launch of ABC/Yahoo! News’ “Power Players” series.
Sara has been a truly valuable member of this news division, and we will miss her greatly.
Please join me in thanking Sara for all her contributions to ABC News and wishing her well on her new journey.