Almin Karamehmedovic Biography
Almin Karamehmedovic was named Executive Producer of “World News Tonight with David Muir” in August 2014, overseeing the production and all daily operations of the program. Under Karamehmedovic’s leadership, World News Tonight has become the most-watched newscast in America – more people are watching “World News Tonight with David Muir” than at any time in the last 13 years.
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Karamehmedovic was Executive Producer of “Nightline,” ABC News’ late night flagship newsmagazine. He has won 14 Emmys, five Edward R. Murrow awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards, two Genesis awards, as well as contributing to a number of ABC News’ Peabody and DuPont Awards.
Since joining ABC News in 1998, Karamehmedovic has been involved in many firsts: in 2001 he was one of the first journalists to gain access to Tora Bora, Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden was holed up, and in 2003 he embedded with the US Army during the invasion of Iraq and spent much of the next three years there. In 2005, he was one of the first journalists to travel to Darfur/Sudan to report on the genocide and in 2006 he covered the war in Southern Lebanon.
Karamehmedovic joined “Nightline” in 2008. He was named Senior Producer in 2009 and was later elevated to Senior Broadcast Producer in 2012, a position he held until 2014.
During his tenure, Karamehmedovic traveled the world producing notable pieces for the program, including living among the indigenous people of the Enawene Nawe tribe in the remote and uncivilized Amazon, detailing the ongoing Mexican Drug Wars, being pursued by two territorial wild elephants in the African jungle, uncovering an epidemic of exorcisms on alleged Child Witches of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and exposing American pedophiles permitted to leave the US and abuse children in Cambodia. He has traveled to over 90 different countries.
Almin Karamehmedovic Age
Karamehmedović was born in Sarajevo and began his career at the national Bosnian-Herzegovinian broadcaster RTV BiH. He now lives and works in New York City. However, he has not disclosed his birth dates to the public.
Almin Karamehmedovic Wife
Although Almin is a success in his career, he has kept his personal life only to himself.
Almin Karamehmedovic Net Worth
Karamehmedovic has an estimated net of about $950K dollars.
Almin Karamehmedovic Interview
How much do you take from the show’s recent strength in the ratings and does it affect the way you produce the show?
It’s been kind of a steady climb, over the years that David took over. We’ve been kind of gaining strength, not only in the numbers but in our kind of approach to news. … David in the main chair is as authentic as anyone, and he’s kind of a steady force not only on-air but behind the scenes. And, I think that resonates. … He spent a decade before covering the news, and I think that’s all coming together now.
Does he ever get flustered amid the quick pace of the news these days?
David, actually, and I spend a lot of time with him, he is the same in real life as he is on camera. He is really authentic. … He is, not only very calm, but steady in his approach, how he reads news. That really resonates. You can see he’s involved in everything that we do.
He seems to want the work to speak for itself and doesn’t generally do too many interviews.
He’s really focusing on his job, which is to tell America what the news of the day is. And, help them guide through this somewhat chaotic and turbulent news cycle that we’re going through. That’s his main focus.
Is there something that you think distinguishes your show from the competition on NBC News and CBS News, either tonally or in terms of story selection?
For a decade before he became an anchor, [Muir] was the lead reporter for ABC. He’s covered every major event for the last 18 years. Again, you can’t fake that. The audience that watches ABC knew about him traveling the world. And, he still does that. … He’s a reporter in his heart. He’s been doing it for a long time. And, I think that’s the main difference. He’s heavily involved in everything we do. … He writes his own headlines.
What sort of editorial responsibility comes with producing a show that is among the most-watched news programs in America, well beyond what the cable news networks attract?
The responsibility is the same for a long time. … There’s no question that we are living in somewhat chaotic times. It’s a turbulent time, to say the least. People just want somebody to break through the noise and that’s what they find in David Muir. … Our numbers have been looking very good for the last 3 years, but historically they are exceptional. … People really need a place that cuts through the noise, and they find that with David.
Unlike cable news, the evening broadcast news shows are generally controversy-free, hosted by straight-news anchors who seem focused on just delivering the news without any spin. Is that the goal?
David does a brilliant job, and the audience says that. They come to him for not necessarily for opinion, but they do come to him for news. And, they come to him to break through the noise in the turbulent times. … We are just focusing on the news. … There’s a danger that you get into when you focus on ‘he said, she said.’ Really just focusing on the facts, and let the audience decide what they’re going to believe. Facts are facts.
We are grateful for every single viewer that comes to watch us every night. That comes with responsibility. We’re going to keep our head high and continue doing what we’re doing.