ABC says Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

ABC says Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

June 25th, 2014 by Associated Press in National Entertainment
In this March 24, 2012 photo, Diane Sawyer attends Aretha Franklin's seventieth birthday party in New York. Sawyer is stepping down as its evening news anchor, to be replaced by David Muir. The network said Sawyer will concentrate on interviews and specials. During her tenure, ABC’s “World News” was a steady second to Brian Williams at NBC, although the ABC broadcast has made gains among younger viewers. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

In this March 24, 2012 photo, Diane Sawyer...

Photo by The Associated Press/Times Free Press.

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC says Diane Sawyer is stepping down as its evening news anchor, to be replaced by David Muir.

The network said Sawyer will concentrate on interviews and specials. During her tenure, ABC's "World News" was a steady second to Brian Williams at NBC, although the ABC broadcast has made gains among younger viewers.

Muir is familiar to "World News" viewers as a substitute for Sawyer and has traveled around the country for his "Made in America" series.

ABC said George Stephanopoulos will take on a new role as chief anchor for live news events.


Loading...