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Janice Johnston Becomes the First Black Woman Executive Producer For ABC's '20/20'

ABC’s “20/20” just named Janice Johnston as its newest executive producer making her the first Black woman to hold the title, reports The Root. No stranger to the network, Johnston got her start as a network associate, producing segments for “World News Now” and “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.” She also served as supervising producer of “Good Morning America” for a decade. Her two decades of experience with ABC News also includes work in several primetime specials like “Highwire Over Niagra Falls: LIVE,” the “CMA Awards In the Spotlight” series, and “The President and The People” The Town Hall Event which won an Emmy. “I am delighted to announce that Janice Johnston has been promoted to Executive Producer for 20/20,” said ABC News President James Goldston. “It’s not often we have the opportunity to announce a new EP for 20/20… [Janice] is a terrific journalist with an impressive talent for telling stories that resonate and an exceptional leader.” Johnston’s accolades speak...

Shanique Yates

Jan 26, 2021