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ABC’s Richard Coolidge Joins PBS NewsHour

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

PBS NewsHour has snagged veteran ABC News producer Richard Coolidge for a newly created position of Senior Content and Partnerships Producer.

He’ll rightfully be a senior member of NewsHour’s editorial team.

Coolidge most recently spent two decades at ABC News.

Like everyone who gets a new job, he’s EXCITED.

“I am honored and excited to join the PBS NewsHour and look forward to working with the team of this distinguished, venerable news program,” he said in a statement.

Coolidge has a boatload of experience with war coverage, which should put him in a good position to deal with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.

He’s also well-versed in disaster coverage. As described in a release, he’s covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , the crises in Pakistan, Yemen and Darfus, and managed coverage following Hurricane Katrina and West Virginia coal mine disasters. He also produced reports from the presidential campaign trail.

The awards section of his résumé is something to brag about. He has an Emmy, an Alfred I. duPont, an Edward R Murrow and two George Foster Peabody awards.

A Middlebury graduate, he lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.