BBC World News Editor Jon Williams joins ABC News

BBC World News Editor Jon Williams joins ABC News

Jon Williams, World News Editor at the BBC, is to leave his post to join America’s ABC News network as Managing Editor for International News.

ABC News President Ben Sherwood said: “I am delighted to report that Jon Williams is joining ABC News as the Managing Editor for International News.

“Jon joins us from the BBC where he served as World Editor and led editorial operations in more than 30 bureaus around the globe.”

Before his appointment as World Editor in 2006, Jon served as the BBC’s UK News Editor in charge of domestic coverage including the terror bombings in London in July 2005. Between 2000 and 2003, he worked as deputy editor of the Six O’ Clock News.

Jon said: “Hugely excited to be joining team @ABC. Wrench to leave great colleagues @BBCNews. 7 years as foreign editor greatest privilege of my life.”

He will be based in New York and starts in March.

Updated: Thursday 24 January 2013

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