NEW YORK (AP) _ ABC News on Tuesday appointed Ned Warwick, news director of ABC-owned WPVI- TV in Philadelphia since March 1986, as its director of news coverage for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Warwick, a former reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin, will be based in London. He will start his new job on Jan. 8, succeeding David Glodt, who was named executive producer of ABC's weekend news broadcasts and ''This Week With David Brinkley.''