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Diane Sawyer Steps Down As Anchor of ABC's 'World News'

Diane Sawyer Steps Down As Anchor of ABC's 'World News'

Diane Sawyer will be stepping down as an evening anchor from ABC World News and 20/20 anchor David Muir will takeover on September 2.

“At the end of last year Diane Sawyer started a conversation with [former ABC News president Ben Sherwood] about one day stepping away from World News and devoting her boundless energy full time to a team which will create and commission original reporting, big ideas and interviews for all platforms,” ABC News president James Goldston wrote in an e-mail (via the Washington Post). “As much as she loved leading World News to new heights…Diane decided that now is the moment to concentrate full time on tackling big issues in new ways.”

Diane, 68, has been with ABC News for nearly 25 years.

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  • offtheproperty

    No more weather reports and pets of the night derring do?
    Your country is being destroyed by an African dictator.
    Good riddance to that bimb o shill.

  • offtheproperty

    Muir, you better start telling the truth about the muslim dictator Mobama or you will be complicit in the demise of freedom and America like she.

  • offtheproperty

    obama: our first muslim thug president.

  • who cares

    Corporate owned State run Lying Dinosaur Media like ABC News is dead…nobody watches or listen,s they know it’s BS

  • offtheproperty

    obama: the eternal victim.

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  • offtheproperty

    @Trumpet Call: Well said.
    If only islam included a New Testament and such chance for redemption.
    Then we could get along.

  • sue

    I think it’s time for Diane to go. I’ve noticed she’s changed on air (due to her aging). Not her looks, but her delivery and making small mistakes while speaking. I actually left ABC news and went to NBC this year. I do like David Muir and will watch him. Bye Diane. Good luck in the future.

  • Charis

    This is the actual time to introduce someone new, as Diana spent a huge time and she should hand over it to someone else who has real potential.