David Westin  Biography, Wiki, Career, Age, Family, and Net Worth

David Westin is a distinguished anchor, known for his roles on several Bloomberg programs including “Bloomberg Wall Street Week,” “Bloomberg: Balance of Power,” and “Bloomberg Big Decisions.”

From 1997 to 2010, Westin held the esteemed position of president at ABC News, where he led the network’s comprehensive global coverage. During his tenure, he oversaw the reporting of significant events such as the 2008 economic crisis, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the tragic 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.

Prior to his role at ABC News, Westin served as the president of the ABC Television Network and also worked as the General Counsel of the parent company, Capital Cities/ABC. He gained valuable experience as a partner and associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington. Additionally, he served as a law clerk for J. Edward Lumbard on the Second Circuit and for Lewis F. Powell on the Supreme Court after completing his legal education.

Outside of his broadcasting career, Westin actively contributes to various boards, including the Riverdale Country School and Yonkers Partners in Education.

Under Westin’s leadership, ABC News garnered numerous prestigious awards, including 11 George Foster Peabody Awards, 13 Alfred I. DuPont Awards, four George Polk Awards, over 40 News & Documentary Emmys, and more than 40 Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2012, he authored the book “Exit Interview,” offering an insider’s perspective on the behind-the-scenes workings of ABC News during its coverage of major global news events.

Westin’s academic accomplishments include graduating with honors and distinction from the University of Michigan, where he obtained a Philosophy degree. He further pursued his education at the University of Michigan Law School, earning a JD degree with the highest distinction, summa cum laude.