David Westin was named president of ABC News in 1997 and is responsible for all aspects of ABC News’ broadcasts. In addition, Westin oversees ABC News Radio, ABCNEWS.com, ABC News’ satellite service, NewsOne, and ABC News Now, a new 24/7 multi-media news channel.
In addition to the Newseum, Westin serves on the board of The Associated Press as its sole outside director from a broadcast news division. Until being named to his current position, Westin served as president, ABC Television Network. He joined Capital Cities/ABC (now ABC, Inc.) as vice president and general counsel in 1991.
Before joining ABC, Westin had been a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He served as a law clerk to The Honorable Justice Lewis F. Powell of the Supreme Court of the United States and to The Honorable J. Edward Lumbard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Westin taught as an adjunct law professor at Harvard and Georgetown universities.