ABC News Veteran Takes Top Slot At KGO-7


A veteran producer who was associated with ABC’s Good Morning America for 12 years before receiving a promotion to SVP/Content, News Coverage and Special Events for ABC News is packing his bags and trading views of the East River for those of the Embarcadero.

Tom Cibrowski is now President/GM of ABC O&O KGO-7 in San Francisco.

In this new role, Cibrowski will have overall management responsibility for the TV station and “all of its ancillary businesses,” reporting to ABC Owned TV Stations Group President Wendy McMahon.

“Tom’s incredible talent at creating and producing top-quality compelling news content that drives increased viewer engagement makes him the best choice to drive KGO’s future modernization and growth,” said McMahon. “He is a strong leader with a keen business acumen that will serve our team and audiences well.”

Cibrowski was “thrilled” to join the KGO team “in such a dynamic market and fantastic city. Change and innovation take center stage every day in San Francisco, and I look forward to working with the incredible team to keep ABC7 at the forefront of quality local content.”

Cibrowski spent 25 non-consecutive years at ABC News, starting his career in 1990 as a desk assistant in the Washington, D.C. bureau.

Since then, he has covered a wide range of major domestic and international news events as an ABC News producer, including the Bosnian war and Oklahoma City bombing; the downfall of dictators in Indonesia and Haiti; and the Clinton administration’s cruise missile attacks on Iraq. He won an Emmy for reporting on the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.

From 2000-2002, he was a senior producer for CBS’s CBS This Morning. He then went on to compete against the program as GMA Senior Broadcast Producer.

Cibrowski commented, “It’s been an honor and a privilege to work side by side with all of the remarkable journalists and people of ABC News for the past 25 years. As I move on to this great new opportunity, I will never forget the  hard work that goes into everything we do, and I will always be thankful for the constant efforts to accurately inform our audience.”