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ABC Names New Political Director

Amy
Walter, editor of National Journals' political publication Hotline,
is joining ABC News as political director. She succeeds David Chalian, whoannounced his exit last month to join PBS' NewsHour.

Walter
will be based in Washington and will oversee political coverage online and
on-air, and will provide analysis to World
News
, Good Morning America, Nightline, and This Week.

In
her Hotline role, she was also an analyst for CNN, C-SPAN, CBS, NBC and
HBO as well as a contributor to NewsHour.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.