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Eric Johnson Named ABC Audio Director Podcast Programming


Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson joins ABC Audio as the new Director and Executive Producer of Podcast Programming, beginning in mid-March. He's an award-winning producer whose worked in nearly every part of ABC News over his 13-year career with the company. In this new role, Johnson will build on the network's existing podcasts and help design a fresh podcast network. Most recently, he served as Senior Broadcast Producer at "Good Morning America" and has worked with "20/20," ABC News Digital and "Nightline."

Johnson won a duPont Award as co-producer of Diane Sawyer's interview with Caitlyn Jenner and multiple Emmy Awards for projects including his role as senior producer of ABC News' Town Hall "The President and the People: Race in America." He's also co-produced the PBS documentary "Return to the Wild" and was senior producer for "Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America," produced in conjunction with A&E Networks.

"Each day I see how hard our incredibly talented podcast teams work as they build our growing podcast roster. Over the years we've had great success creating award-winning, smart programming, including "The Dropout," "Start Here," "Ten Percent Happier," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?" and more. Eric will help us continue to expand and evolve as we forge into the future. I can't wait to see what's next," said ABC Audio Vice President and General Manager Stacia Philips Deshishku in an anoouncment to the staff.

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