ABC News vet Kate O'Brian will be president of Al Jazeera America

07/22/2013 | Hollywood Reporter (free content), The

Al Jazeera America has solidified its executive team a month before its scheduled Aug. 20 debut. Al Jazeera executive Ehab Al Shihabi has been named interim CEO, while Kate O'Brian, formerly a senior vice president at ABC News, will oversee day-to-day operations as president. Other appointees include David Doss as senior vice president for news programming; Marcy McGinnis as senior vice president for news gathering; and Shannon High-Bassalik as senior vice president for documentaries and programs.

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