Big announcement today at ABCNews.com involving a friend of Lost Remote. Jonathan Dube, who’s the president of the Online News Association, has been named VP of ABCNews.com. Jonathan has been the director of digital media at CBC News, and he also publishes Cyberjournalist.net. Congrats!!! Also, Deirdre Michalopoulos has been named manager editor. Press release with details…
PRESS RELEASE — Jonathan Dube has been named Vice President of ABCNEWS.com and Deirdre Michalopoulos has been named Managing Editor of ABCNEWS.com, News President David Westin announced today. Ms. Michalopoulos will report to Mr. Dube who will report to Paul Slavin, Senior Vice President, ABC News Digital.
â€œWe are thrilled to have Jonathan back at ABC News where he began his career in digital media. I know that Jonathan and Deirdre will take ABCNEWS.com to even greater heights with their leadership and editorial instincts,â€ said Mr. Westin.
As vice president of ABCNEWS.com, Mr. Dube is responsible for the strategic planning, business strategy, editorial content and production of the networkâ€™s 24-hour online news service. Mr. Dube is joining ABC News from the CBC News (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where he was Director of Digital Media responsible for leading the strategic planning, product development, business development, editorial programming and delivery of CBC News across all digital media platforms. In 2000, Mr. Dube joined MSNBC.com as a technology editor, later serving as a senior producer and in 2003 became managing producer of MSNBC.com, responsible for site-wide editorial planning, the front page of the news site and worked on strategic initiatives. In 1999, Mr. Dube worked with ABCNEWS.com for the first time as a national producer where he wrote, edited and produced national and international news such as the Columbine High School shooting, Microsoft trial and World Trade Organization protests. Mr. Dube currently serves as president and board member of the international Online News Association — with more than 1,500 members he oversees the world’s largest association of online journalists.
As managing editor of ABCNEWS.com, Ms. Michalopoulos will oversee the editorial content and production of the 24-hour online news service. Ms. Michalopoulos was previously a senior producer at ABCNEWS.com, responsible for the editorial content featured on the Homepage of ABCNEWS.com. From 1993-2004, Ms. Michalopoulos was a producer for ABC News and covered all major breaking news stories domestically and abroad. Her career spanned coverage of the war in Bosnia in 1995, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, and the 2003 Iraq war where she ran the ABC News operation out of Kuwait. In 2004, she was named Senior Producer of ABC News NOW, the news divisionâ€™s digital network. After two years at News NOW, she joined ABCNEWS.com. Ms. Michalopoulos joined ABC News in 1989. She won an Overseas Press Club Award for coverage of the African Embassy Bombings in 1998, a Peabody and a Society of Professional Journalists Awards for September 11 coverage.