Senior Vice President, ABC News Digital
Paul Slavin was named Senior Vice President, Digital, ABC News in September 2007. In this position he is responsible for all of ABC News’ digital content, including ABCNEWS.com, ABC News Now, mobile, and broadband. In addition, Mr. Slavin is responsible for leading and approving all business development, marketing, and operations for ABC News in the digital area.
Prior to this appointment Mr. Slavin was the Senior Vice President for Worldwide Newsgathering, responsible for ABC’s worldwide newsgathering operation, including the national and foreign news desks and all bureaus, both domestic and international, ABC’s affiliate news service, NewsOne, ABC News Now, ABCNEWS.COM and ABC News special events. Mr. Slavin was also responsible for the ABC News broadcasts “World News with Charles Gibson” and “World News Saturday and Sunday.”
From April 2000 to May 2003, Mr. Slavin was the executive producer of “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” responsible for editorial content and production of the network’s flagship news broadcast.
In 1979 he joined ABC News as a desk assistant in New York and became an associate producer for “20/20” in 1981. A year later he moved to Washington, DC as a producer for “This Week with David Brinkley.” In 1984 Mr. Slavin became a field producer for the Washington, DC bureau and was assigned to cover the presidential campaign that year.
Mr. Slavin joined “World News Tonight” in 1986 as a producer and worked with National Security correspondent John McWethy covering the Defense Department, the State Department and the intelligence agencies. In that capacity he traveled the world covering stories, including the last days of the war in Lebanon, the war in El Salvador and the conflict in Nicaragua. In 1988 he was named broadcast producer for “World News Tonight” in Washington, DC.
Two years later Mr. Slavin joined “Day One” in New York as a magazine producer specializing in medical investigations. For one of the first times on television, he employed Hi-8 cameras for a piece on dying while incarcerated, giving the cameras to a team of former death row prisoners and asking them to document their lives in prison.
In 1995 he returned to “World News Tonight” as the senior producer responsible for “American Agenda.” He was named senior program producer in 1998, where he was responsible for “The Closer Look,” “Your Money,” “Cutting Edge” and all series, as well as the broadcast’s education, technology, medical and science coverage.
Mr. Slavin’s work has received numerous honors and recognition, including an Overseas Press Club Award, a Cine Award and several Emmy Awards. He was also part of the ABC News team that received a Peabody Award for its coverage of the events of September 11 and their aftermath.
Mr. Slavin is a graduate of the University of Chicago. He and his wife live in New York City and have three sons.
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