Diane Sawyer Stepping Down As Anchor Of ABC World News

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By Michael Lewittes


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Diane Sawyer is stepping down as the anchor of “ABC World News,” the network announced Wednesday.

The veteran newsman has anchored the nightly news program since 2009.

David Muir, who hosts “20/20” and fronts “ABC World News” on weekends, will take over for Sawyer.

Sawyer will reportedly run a news team for ABC that will focus on big interviews and news specials.

ABC News President James Goldston said in a statement, “As much as she has loved leading World News to new heights — with so much important, brilliant and impactful reporting and a number one finish in the May sweep — Diane has decided that now is the moment to concentrate full time on tackling big issues in new ways.”

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