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CDC's Besser Moves to TV News

Epidemiologist Richard Besser, who until recently helped coordinate the nation's swine flu (H1N1) response as acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will soon be reporting on the flu and other topics as senior health and medical editor at ABC News. The telegenic Besser, 49, had been regarded as a dark-horse contender for the CDC directorship, but lost out to former New York City health commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, who took control of the Atlanta-based agency in June.