David Westin

Former ABC News president now goes in front of camera

As ABC News president in 2006, David Westin appointed Charles Gibson anchor of the network's flagship "World News." Nine years later, Gibson returned the favor.

He recommended Westin for a job as anchor of Bloomberg Television's new morning show, "Bloomberg Go," which debuts Monday at 7 a.m. After many years behind the scenes in television, Westin will step in front of the camera for three hours each weekday morning. He and co-anchor Stephanie Ruhle will talk about the day's news filtered for a business audience.

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