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Laiea Smith, managing editor of since October
2010, has exited ABC. She is being replaced by reporter Eric Noe, who has been
with ABC since 2004.

"I'm confident we'll continue to expand our reach and
take our original reporting to new heights under Eric's expert guidance,"
said ABC News digital executive producer Lea Ann Leming, to whom Noe reports.

In addition, Al Gazan, who had been heading up on Yahoo will add "head of lifestyle" for ABC
News Digital to her duties; John Shehata, executive director of SEO will expand
his scope within digital media; Andrew Springer, social media producer for
broadcast news, has been named senior editor of social media; and health
producer Katie Moisse has been named health editor.

Leming gave a "big thank you" to Smith.
"[S]he's steered through a time of major transformation and
growth, and during her time at ABC, she's made major contributions to many
shows and platforms," Leming said in a statement. "She was often the
first to arrive and the last to leave each day. We wish her well on her new

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.