Goldston will replace Ben Sherwood, who was recently promoted to co-president of Disney/ABC Television Group. He will be in charge of all editorial and business aspects of ABC News, including programs on ABC Television Network, ABC News Radio, ABC News.com and ABC News Now.
"Coming to ABC News has been the most exciting and rewarding time in my life. The people of ABC News amaze me every day with their dedication, creativity, hunger for the truth and sense of duty to our vitally important mission," Goldston said.
Goldston has been senior vice president for content and development of ABC News since March 2012. Previously, he has worked as a senior executive producer for "Good Morning America," ABC's morning show, executive producer of "Nightline," ABC's late-night news program.
He began his career in British media, after graduating from Jesus College, Oxford University.