On October 28th, 2020, Wednesday, the president of ABC News, James Goldston implied in a memo, that Galen Gordon will take over Barbara Fedida’s position starting from the end of November. Lately, in June, the vice president of ABC News, Barbara Fedida, who had been in charge since 2011, finally departed the network following an inquiry into racially harsh remarks that she was claimed to have made about her coworkers. The issue came into the limelight in 2018, after Good Morning America’s host Robin Roberts spoke to her regarding contract negotiations.
The president verdict on Galen as the new VP
The president conveyed to the staffs in a memo stating that “Galen will lead our talented team to identify future talent and development opportunities for our on-air and editorial team as well as the next generation of talent, he will operate closely with Tonya Dobine to enhance our pipeline across the ABC network in a manner to attract, develop and retain a crew that reflects our audience and helps us build a truly representative and inclusive culture at the network.” As the newly appointed vice president for Talent Strategy and Development, Galen Gordon communicated on morning’s ABC news-editorial call that “I want to demystify what opportunity looks like for people across ABS News network, on-air and behind the camera and to encourage them to attain their goals.”
Legacy of Galen Gordon
Initially, Gordon was from the NFL media group, who worked as vice president of talent management for the league’s media division. Furthermore, Galen was a Coordinating Producer at ESPN where he created, or re-branded several shows including “Quite Frankly with Stephen A Smith”, “First Take”, “Mike and Mike in the Morning”, “Numbers Never Lie”, and newly “SportsCenter Coast to Coast”. He also spent 12 years as a news producer in several networks like in St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and New York. Galen’s twenty-three years of journalism includes as a producer of a variety of news programs performed Live on New York’s CNN and Wolf Blitzer Reports.