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February 5, 2010
'ABC World News With Diane Sawyer' Where: ABC When: 6:30 p.m. weekdays Rating: Not rated
February 5, 2010 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
Quietly taking over as anchor from Charles Gibson at " ABC World News" at the end of last year, Diane Sawyer brought with her not only an impressive résumé, an excellent name-recognition rating and some pretty cool new graphics, but also a remarkably counterintuitive manner. In a world dominated by YouTube moments and professional hysterics, Sawyer exudes an alarming level of elegance. From the moment she opened her show -- "Good evening, and it is so good to be here with you tonight" -- it was clear that she was not going to so much report the news as preside over a series of conversations about the news, conversations she simply must share with you, her personally invited viewer.
January 25, 2010 | By Matea Gold
When she took over anchoring ABC's evening newscast last month after 11 years of rising before dawn to host "Good Morning America," Diane Sawyer thought she would finally get to catch up on her sleep. Charles Gibson, Sawyer's predecessor on "World News" and her former co-host on "GMA," had promised her, "Oh, you won't believe the difference," she recalled. So much for that. Sawyer kicked off her tenure by traveling to Copenhagen to confront Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about his nuclear ambitions.
January 11, 2010 | By Matea Gold and Meg James
Diane Sawyer will anchor ABC's "World News" from Afghanistan tonight and Tuesday, her second trip abroad since taking the helm of the evening newscast less than a month ago. In her fifth trip to the country, which she last visited in April 2007, Sawyer will report on the status of the war effort as part of ABC's "Afghanistan: Where Things Stand" series. Her coverage will include an interview with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal. "Good Morning America Weekend" anchor Bill Weir, embedded with U.S. forces, also will report.
December 22, 2009
Sawyer starts on 'News' Diane Sawyer was all business on a busy first day Monday as anchor of ABC News' flagship evening newscast, save for a brief salute at the end to Charles Gibson, whose retirement opened the job for her. "For you, Charlie Gibson, I hope you had a good day and a great night," Sawyer said, a reference to Gibson's usual sign-off. The centerpiece of the opening broadcast was Sawyer's interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, conducted over the weekend.
December 21, 2009 | By Matea Gold
Thursday night, retiring ABC anchor Charles Gibson was feted by colleagues in a Lincoln Center reception hall overlooking the Hudson River. Among the hundreds on hand, one person was conspicuously absent: Diane Sawyer, who succeeds him tonight on the network's flagship evening newscast, "World News." She was already on assignment, headed to Copenhagen to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an exclusive interview to kick off her tenure. It was a move that speaks volumes about her ambitions for "World News" -- a post she has long sought.
December 4, 2009 | By Matea Gold
ABC is moving closer to naming George Stephanopoulos the new co-anchor of "Good Morning America," replacing Diane Sawyer on the morning news show. Network executives are in talks with Stephanopoulos, who anchors the Sunday morning show "This Week" and serves as ABC's chief Washington correspondent, about the terms, according to people familiar with the situation. The talks began this week after ABC News President David Westin met with Anne Sweeney, president of Disney-ABC Television Group, and told her that Stephanopoulos was his choice for the post.
December 2, 2009 | By Matea Gold
ABC is expected to announce today that Diane Sawyer will wrap up her tenure on "Good Morning America" at the end of next week as she prepares to take over the "World News" anchor chair from Charles Gibson on Dec. 21. But the network still has not said who will replace her on the morning show, the news division's most profitable program. The uncertainty is the source of puzzlement and frustration within the news division, as employees speculate about whether executives will tap "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos to succeed her, as many expect.
October 21, 2009 | Matea Gold
Since the news broke last month that Diane Sawyer will be leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" to replace Charles Gibson on the network's flagship evening broadcast, female broadcasters such as Ashleigh Banfield and Suze Orman have eagerly volunteered to replace her. But ABC executives are intent on finding a male anchor to pair with co-host Robin Roberts and restore the morning show's traditional male-female duo, according to multiple sources in...
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