Thursday, June 26, 2014

Anchor Diane Sawyer stepping down from ABC world news tonight

The news has came anchor Diane Sawyer will leave world news tonight on ABC but will stay with ABC, announced on Wednesday. She will be replaced by David Muir on September 2. 

Sawyer has been working in world news since 2009, but now she will work on special events and breaking news on television. She will lead a team of original reporting and major interviews after leading program world news for five years.

The network announced that George Stephanopoulos will take a responsibility of new position as chief anchor of ABC. He got a lead on specials and events and also performed excellent with "Good Morning America" and "This Week." Muir will take an evening newscast and will also continue his work on "20/20".  

"In this position, George will be our lead anchor for major special events and breaking news at ABC, driving our live network coverage for the biggest stories," ABC News president James Goldston said in a memo. 

ABC Co-President Ben Sherwood said I know that Diane Sawyer will focus remarkably on her work and over the years she will reach our division on great heights. I am excited to watch how she will elevate all of our programs and platforms with her new ideas, dynamic team interviewing and storytelling.

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