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George Stephanopoulos Announces the Launch of Production Company

The company is called George Stephanopoulos Productions and will be producing nonfiction programs and movies across ABC owner Disney’s portfolio

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“Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos announced the development of a production company within ABC News. 

“There are so many important stories out there to be told… I’m excited about expanding into this arena with our stellar team at ABC News,” Stephanopoulos said.

The company is called George Stephanopoulos Productions. According to the announcement, it will be producing nonfiction programs and movies across ABC owner Disney’s portfolio. These platforms will include including ABC, streaming services Hulu, Disney+, and cable networks National Geographic and FX.

“George’s straightforward reporting and tough-but-fair interviews have been a staple of ABC News over the past two decades. I can’t wait to watch as he brings those talents to this new space, sharing this informative and riveting content with our viewers,” ABC News President Kim Godwin said.

“George is one of the sharpest minds and most trusted voices in news, and I am thrilled to work with him to explore today’s most urgent, crucial, and impactful stories as he broadens into the long-form space,” GSP Executive Producer Jennifer Joseph said.

“Out of the Shadows” profiles Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent, author of the explosive “Steele dossier” about Donald Trump and Russia, written in 2016 and debuts on Hulu on Oct. 18. Meanwhile, “The Informant,” which documents the Oklahoma City bombing, premieres on Hulu on Nov. 1.

Stephanopoulos isn’t the only one on the “GMA” set to have a production company. Co-anchor Robin Roberts has had her own at the network since 2014. Called Rock’n Robin Productions, the company has provided content for ABC, ESPN, Disney+, and Lifetime, among other outlets.

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Julie Unruh Announces Departure From WGN-TV After 20 Years

Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

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WGN-TV’s Emmy award-winning anchor Julie Unruh is leaving the television business to spend more time with her family. 

According to media writer Roger Feder, Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

“I’ve been proud to work alongside you as I’ve watched Channel 9 grow from a few small, local newscasts each day to broadcasting nearly non-stop, earning our rightful place in a competitive news market,” Unruh wrote in an email to coworkers. 

Unruh first joined WGN-TV in 2001. In her time with the station, she has covered everything from human interest stories to political corruption. 

Before joining the WGN news team, Julie spent two years as an anchor and reporter on Chicagoland TV (CLTV). Previously, Julie spent a year as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kansas.

I’m looking forward to stepping aside and spending more time with my family. The time is right,” she said. 

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Emerald Robinson’s Days at Newsmax Are Numbered

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role.

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Newsmax’s White House reporter Emerald Robinson could be counting her days with the network as The Daily Beast reports that there’s a replacement lined up to replace Robinson. 

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role. Rosen is currently a political reporter for Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

Twitter banned Robinson following a tweet regarding the COVID-19 vaccine stating that it carries a “bioluminescent” tracking device with satanic powers. As a result, the social media platform handed her a seven-day suspension.

The network would then pull her off any on-air duties, and then after her suspension was over it resulted in the permanent ban from Twitter. 

The Daily Beast spoke to a current staffer who stated that the consensus view amongst Newsmax employees is that “she’s just going to be gone” but “nothing definitive.” Another source told the media outlet that Robinson is almost unquestionably done with Newsmax. 

Furthermore, two sources also told The Daily Beast that Newsmax is negotiating with Rosen to become their new chief D.C. correspondent. “Unfortunately, we cannot comment on personnel issues,” a Newsmax spokesperson stated on the report. 

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CBS Mornings Deletes Tweet Regarding Kyle Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

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The Twitter account to CBS Mornings was forced to delete a tweet last week calling Kyle Rittenhouse a “murderer.” 

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

The tweet read, “Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his own murder trial yesterday, breaking down in tears as he told the jury he murdered two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last year in self-defense.”

Last week, Rittenhouse testified that he was running to put out a fire when a man named Joseph Rosenbaum allegedly ambushed him.

Rittenhouse claimed one man, Joshua Ziminski, walked toward him with a pistol while Rosenbaum was closing in on his right side.

Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled to begin on Monday. 

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