Doug Vance was named VP of Product Development for ABC News in 2011. In this role he is responsible for product growth and strategy for ABC News digital properties including ABCNews.com, GoodMorningAmerica.com, mobile apps, OTT, and other emerging platforms.
Since joining ABC News, Vance has played a central role in several product launches, including ABC News’ 2015 launch on Xbox One as the first U.S. news app as well as the groundbreaking debut on Apple TV in 2014. Both applications offer immediate access to live, multi-streaming video and on-demand content, entertainment news, live hourly updates, original programming and video highlights from ABC News Programs.
In 2013 under Vance’s leadership, ABC News successfully introduced the applauded refresh to the ABC News iPhone and Android apps, featuring personalized push alerts and an inbox within the app, allowing users to star the stories they care about most and get updates directly to their inbox.
Ahead of the 2012 Presidential election, Vance helped launch the redesigned ABC News App for the iPad, which delivers around-the-clock news coverage, video content and exclusive interviews to users with three distinct dayparted editions – morning, afternoon and evening. Additionally, Vance launched a mobile app suite featuring geo-targeted push alerts and notifications for iPhone, Android and iPad users. Vance also oversaw the enhanced live stream experience and worked with Storify and polling partners to create a more social viewing experience for users throughout the 2012 Election.
He has also extended ABC News to the Kindle Fire and Windows 8 platforms and built partnerships with a variety of innovative startups such as Urban Airship, Chute, Optimizely, and ScribbleLive.