ABC News senior producerMark Lima is joining the network's joint venture with Univision, Fusion, as VP of news, it was announced on Tuesday.
Lima was most recently responsible for developing stories and leading digital and social media integration for Nightline. Prior to that, he was deputy Los Angeles bureau chief at ABC News for four years and was director of sports and special projects for NewsOne, ABC's affiliate news service, from 1998-2004.
"Mark has a keen eye for stories that matter, knows how to create compelling television, and is a tested expert in breaking news situations," said Fusion interim president Beau Ferrari in a note to staff. He is an experienced network producer who has led large teams to award-winning success, and we're very fortunate he's joining Fusion."
Fusion is staffing up ahead of its launch later this year. The network on Monday hired Nickelodeon's Anhelo Reyes as VP of marketing.