ABC makes changes at top broadcasts
NEW YORK - ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts.
The network announced Tuesday that Tom Cibrowski, the top executive behind "Good Morning America" as it passed by NBC's "Today" show in the ratings, will become a top deputy to news division President James Goldston. As senior vice president of news programs, news gathering and special events, he'll report to Goldston and promote coordination at all of the network's broadcasts.
Michael Corn will replace Cibrowski as senior executive producer at "Good Morning America."
With David Muir to take over next week as the evening show's anchor, Almin Karamehmedovic will become that show's top producer.
Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police
PORTLAND, Ore. - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he broke into the apartment of a man who had been selling what Helt believed to be bad marijuana.
Helt, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he violated probation.
Helt moved to Los Angeles and lived on the streets while trying to find work as a model.
He gained worldwide attention Sunday when Cyrus let him accept her award for video of the year. Helt, who met Cyrus through the Hollywood homeless center My Friend's Place, used the platform to call attention to the issue of youth homelessness.
Polk County Director of Community Corrections Martin Silbernagel said Tuesday officials are trying to locate Helt and arrest him. He said Helt repeatedly failed to meet with his probation officer.
Jamaica Kincaid wins American Book Award
NEW YORK - Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expression.
The Before Columbus Foundation announced Tuesday that Kincaid was cited for the novel "See Now Then." White received an "Anti-Censorship Award" because of his being "unfairly removed" from the New York Film Critics Circle.
Other winners include Andrew Bacevich's nonfiction "Breach of Trust" and Alex Espinoza's novel "The Five Acts of Diego Leon." The awards will be presented Oct. 26 in San Francisco.