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  • FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2006 file photo, David Westin, President of ABC News talks about the network's redesigned evening news broadcast at the ABC 2006 Winter Press Tour, in Pasadena, Calif. Westin said in a memo to his staff on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 that he is stepping down at the end of the year after more than 13 years on the job. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)

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  • FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2006 file photo, David Westin, President of ABC News talks about the network's redesigned evening news broadcast at the ABC 2006 Winter Press Tour, in Pasadena, Calif. Westin said in a memo to his staff on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 that he is stepping down at the end of the year after more than 13 years on the job. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)

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  • ABC News president David Westin steps down

    ABC News President David Westin, the longest-reigning network news division chief, with more than 13 tumultuous years on the job, told his staff Monday that he is resigning and will leave by the end of the year.

  • ABC News president David Westin stepping down

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