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David Chalian is Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief, directing Washington coverage across all broadcast and digital platforms. He previously served as the political editor for PBS NewsHour, managing the editorial content from the NewsHour's congressional, White House, and Supreme Court beats. He also serves as an on-camera political analyst, appears in regular political webcasts on the Online NewsHour (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/politics/), co-authors the NewsHour’s daily political newsletter “The Morning Line,” and develops additional original digital political content.
Under Chalian’s guidance and direction, the PBS NewsHour 2010 midterm political coverage received the Walter Cronkite Award from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California for excellence in television political journalism.
Prior to joining the NewsHour, Chalian was the political director for ABC News. In this role, he helped oversee the editorial content of all political news across ABC News' broadcasts and platforms. Chalian created and co-anchored "Top Line," a daily political webcast on ABCNews.com and on ABC News Now, the network's 24-hour digital outlet. In addition, he provided political commentary and analysis for "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," “Nightline” and ABC News Radio.
Chalian won an Emmy Award as part of the team that produced ABC News’ inaugural coverage in January 2009. As part of the team that traveled to Alaska to produce Sarah Palin's first television interview as the GOP vice presidential nominee (with ABC News' Charlie Gibson), Chalian received an Emmy Award nomination. In 2006, Chalian received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award as a part of the team at ABC News that produced the live coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI.
Prior to joining ABC News, Chalian produced "Inside City Hall," a widely acclaimed nightly political program for NY1 News.