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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.

Barbara Walters Receives Jam-Packed Send Off From 'The View' - See Who Showed Up!

Barabara Walters celebrated an emotional final episode on The View, and she received quite the sendoff!

So many guests and female news anchors showed up to bid her farewell including Katie Couric, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Pauley, Diane Sawyer, Connie Chung, Robin Roberts, Maria Shriver, Kathie Lee Gifford, Meredith Viera, guests Hillary Clinton and Michael Douglas, current co-hosts Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jenny McCarthy among many many others.

While she will no longer appear on The View, she will still act as the show’s executive producer and will also contribute to ABC News.

Check out pics from her final The View episode below!

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Katie Couric & Diane Sawyer Report to the White House Correspondents' Dinner!

Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer make newsworthy entrances at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (May 3) in Washington, D.C.

The longtime news reporters were joined by The Today Show anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker.

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“Ready for the prom! #WHCD,” Katie tweeted before the event, along with a photo of herself all dolled up.

10+ pictures inside of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and more at the White House Correspondents’ DinnerMore Here! »

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Kristin Chenoweth & Jon Hamm: Nora Ephron's Memorial Service

Kristin Chenoweth and Jon Hamm (with partner Jennifer Westfeldt) attend a memorial service for the late Nora Ephron held at Lincoln Center on Monday (July 9) in New York City.

“The most beautiful classy memorial. I love you Nora,” Kristin, who starred in the writer’s Off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore, tweeted.

Also in attendance: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Gayle King, Regis Philbin (with wife Joy), Diane Sawyer, Martha Stewart, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Sally Field.

Ms. Ephron passed away late last month after losing a battle with leukemia. Nora was nominated for three Oscars during her career, which included such films as You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and When Harry Met Sally.

25+ pictures inside of celebrities attending Nora Ephron‘s memorial service.

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Diane Sawyer Replaces Charles Gibson on ABC's 'World News'

Diane Sawyer has left ABC’s Good Morning America but will stay with the same network, replacing Charles Gibson as the anchor on World News.

“It has not been an easy decision to make,” Gibson said in an e-mail to his staff. “This has been my professional home for almost 35 years. And I love this news department, and all who work in it, to the depths of my soul.”

“There is no one like Charlie Gibson and it is an enormous honor to be asked to join the terrific broadcast he and the great team of journalists have built at World News,” Sawyer said today. “Until then, I’ll be getting up early and spending mornings, as always, counting myself so lucky to be with Robin [Roberts], Chris [Cuomo] and Sam [Champion] and the incredibly smart, talented and dedicated team of Good Morning America.”

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Nicole Richie: I'm a Changed Person

Mom-to-be Nicole Richie insists she’s a changed person, telling her side of the story to Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America.

On being a role model for her baby: “I would really want to be someone my child would look up to.”

On what she was on during her DUI: “I had smoked marijuana that day. Just marijuana. I had Vicodin in my system from that day. I never in my head thought that could play a part in your driving. Like, never did I think that. It was hours ago.”

On what went wrong: “I literally thought I was okay to drive, and clearly wasn’t. It was bad decision after bad decision after bad decision. It’s been a pattern in my life. When I get into trouble, I try to get out of it.”

On her pattern of trouble in the past year: “I wasn’t growing, I wasn’t going anywhere, and I saw myself going down that road again with this particular situation.”

On her current drug usage: “I don’t take anything now.”

Watch Nicole‘s interview with Diane Sawyer here.

Nicole Richie: I'm Four Months Pregnant

Nicole Richie confirms for the first time she is four months pregnant with Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden‘s baby!

“Yes, I am. We are. I’m almost four months,” Nicole tells ABC News’ Diane Sawyer.

“I have a responsibility and it’s something that I did wrong, and if I could personally apologize to every single person that has lost a loved one from drunk driving I would,” Nicole added about her recent DUI guilty plea. “And unfortunately I can’t, but this is my way of paying my dues and taking responsibility and being an adult.”

Watch Nicole‘s full interview on Good Morning America” Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 3, and on 20/20 Friday night.

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