- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

THE NEWS: ABC News employees returned from a holiday weekend to learn that the news division’s president, David Westin, will step down at the end of the year.

THE CHALLANGE: Finding someone to take over at a time when the Internet and cable television have made the job much different and more complex than the one Westin took over nearly 14 years ago.

THE BACKDROP: The network, owned by the Walt Disney Co., has been forced by the business climate into retrenchment. ABC News has cut a quarter of its staff over the past few years.

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