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David Muir to Replace Diane Sawyer as ABC World News Anchor

She will step aside in September


There’s a big change coming at ABC News.

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On Wedesday, Disney’s (DIS) ABC network announced that 68-year-old Diane Sawyer will step aside as anchor of ABC World News later this year. Diane Sawyer will be replaced as World News anchor by 40-year-old David Muir, USA TODAY notes.

The change will take effect on Sept. 2.

In a statement, Diane Sawyer commented: “After wonderful years at World News I decided it is time to move to a new full time role at ABC News.” The network says that Diane Sawyer will oversee “new programming tackling big issues and extraordinary interviews” for ABC News.

DIS stock rose more than 1% in midday trading.

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