It was a rough ride, but it looks like a reasonably soft landing for former ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross and his longtime colleague Rhonda Schwartz.
The two have landed squarely on their feet, at the Law & Crime Network, a 24/7 OTT live trial network created by veteran TV newser and ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams.
The duo will lead the network’s newly-created investigative unit which launches next month.
Ross will serve as chief investigative reporter and, in addition, host a weekly “Brian Ross Investigates” program.
Schwartz will serve as executive investigative producer for the unit, which will contribute to all of the network’s live and digital platforms.
Ross, a 240year ABC News veteran, left the network after inaccurately reporting in a live special that President Donald Trump directed former national security adviser Michael Flynn to reach out to Russians during the 2016 campaign.
Schwartz, his longtime producer, followed.
Abrams was asked what he would say to Trump supporters who might be concerned about that botched report.
“Brian and Rhonda have conducted investigations that have angered major corporations and leaders of both parties,” Abrams said, “Brian’s career can’t be judged based on a single live shot.”
We wholeheartedly agree. But they do have to do some damage repair to their reputations.