began his career in broadcast journalism at CBS News in 1949.
He later served at ABC News as executive producer of the ABC
Evening News, as vice president and director of television
documentaries and as vice president for program development.
Westin left ABC in 1987 to become senior vice president and
executive producer for King World, where he redirected the
editorial and production content of the syndicated newsmagazine
Inside Edition. After three years, Westin transferred
to Time Telepictures Television as the senior vice president
and executive producer.
His book, Best Practices for Television Journalism, as well as many other resources for journalism students and teachers can be found at National Student Television.