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Eric Strauss Promoted to EP of the ABC News Medical Unit

Strauss has been with ABC News for 25 years, beginning as a “20/20” intern.

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ABC News announced that it’s promoting Eric Strauss from his managing editor of the Medical Unit, which he was at for three years, to executive producer of the ABC News Medical Unit, effective immediately.  

Strauss has been a critical source for the news network throughout the COVID-19 pandemic leading the news division’s countless hours of coverage with ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. 

“Outside of pandemic coverage, Eric has played a vital part in increasing our reporting on other critical issues such as mental health, maternal mortality, and health disparities,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a statement.

“He also supervises the ABC News Medical Journalism elective rotation that welcomes about 30 resident physicians a year to embed with the Medical Unit.”

Strauss has been with ABC News for 25 years, beginning as a “20/20” intern. He then transitioned to overnight desk assistant and after he went to “World News Tonight” with Peter Jennings as a desk assistant, and eventually became a producer at “20/20.”

“Outside of pandemic coverage, Eric has played a vital part in increasing our reporting on other critical issues such as mental health, maternal mortality, and health disparities. He also supervises the ABC News Medical Journalism elective rotation that welcomes about 30 resident physicians a year to embed with the Medical Unit,” Godwin added. 

“With Eric stepping into an even bigger leadership role in the Medical Unit and ABC News, I am confident that our medical coverage will continue to provide an essential service to our viewers in delivering crucial information. Please join me in congratulating Eric in his new role.”

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President Joe Biden on Inflation: “We Brought Down the Deficit”

Biden was pressed by CNN on the record-high inflation plaguing Americans during a news conference on Tuesday.

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According to Mediate, President Joe Biden was pressed by CNN on the record-high inflation plaguing Americans during a news conference on Tuesday. Biden was attempting to outline his plans to deal with the issue when he encountered White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond.

“Why do you believe so many Americans believe that your administration is not doing enough to combat inflation?” Diamond asked before encountering the president’s typical talking points on the issue.

“The vast majority of Americans are hoping that their government just takes care of the problem, and they don’t have to think about it in detail, at the kitchen table, at the dinner table. And that’s understandable no matter what their background,” the president said. 

Biden said he believes his administration has done its best to establish policies that helped have American families during this time period. “We brought down the deficit. The bottom line is, how much does America owe? How much in the hole are we going? We’re reducing that.” He added.

Last month, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that inflation hit a 40-year high as gas prices and rent skyrocketed, climbing to 8.5%. Inflation is a decrease in the purchasing power of money, reflected in a general increase in the prices of goods and services in an economy.

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OAN Admits No “Voter Fraud” by Georgia Election Workers in 2020

Furthermore, the pre-recorded piece mentions that an investigation by state bureaucrats into unfounded declarations of widespread voter fraud made by former President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani resulted in nothing.

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A recent pre-recorded 30-second segment by One America News could be part of a recent settlement connecting to a defamation lawsuit brought against the network by two workers.

In the segment, the news channel acknowledges there was “no widespread voter fraud” by Georgia election workers in the 2020 presidential election.

Furthermore, the pre-recorded piece mentions that an investigation by state bureaucrats into unfounded declarations of widespread voter fraud made by former President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani resulted in nothing.

“The results of this investigation indicate that Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss did not engage in ballot fraud or criminal misconduct,” a narrator states, per The Daily Beast

“A legal matter with this network and the two election workers has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties through a fair and reasonable settlement.”

Freeman and her daughter, Moss, state they faced harassment online and in person following unfounded rumors that began circulating online due to content published by the conspiracy website The Gateway Pundit, which the pair also sued.

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Former Sinclair Exec Mike Angus Joins TelevisaUnivision as Its EVP

At Sinclair, Angus oversaw the distribution of the Bally Sports (formerly Fox) regional sports networks and Sinclair’s television stations and Tennis Channel.

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The former Senior Vice President, Distribution and Network Relations for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Mike Angus, is coming to TelevisaUnivision. The company announced that he’d take over the role as Executive Vice President, U.S. Distribution.

At Sinclair, Angus oversaw the distribution of the Bally Sports (formerly Fox) regional sports networks and Sinclair’s television stations and Tennis Channel.

In his new role, Angus will lead the distribution for TelevisaUnivision’s broadcast and cable networks, the new ViX global streaming platform, and other related content to TelevisaUnivision’s network distribution partners.

“We’re excited to welcome Mike to TelevisaUnivision as the latest addition to our expanding world-class global distribution team,” Michael Schwimmer, President, Global Platform Strategy and Revenue, said. “Mike is highly regarded across the industry as a creative and strategic dealmaker who works collaboratively with partners to grow both revenue and viewership.”

“We look forward to having Mike on the team as we continue in this exciting new phase of TelevisaUnivision’s mission to provide the best Spanish language content in the world across our linear and streaming channels.”

Along with his experience at Sinclair, Angus also served as the Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition, and General Manager of Digital at Time Warner Cable.

The new TelevisaUnivision executive led negotiations and managed relationships with numerous networks across linear and new media content categories during his tenure there.

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