Sawyer Booting Gibson For Abc News Anchor
The New York Observer has thrown cold water on reports that Diane Sawyer has been pressing ABC News executives to take over as anchor of World News Tonight. In fact, the publication quoted one ABC News staffer as saying, "Diane was lobbying last week for Charlie to get the job," referring to Charles Gibson, her co-host on Good Morning America. The Observer said that it was quite true that, as rumors said, Sawyer had been meeting with the network's news execs during recent weeks. However, according to the staffer, "The great irony of that whole thing ... [was] as the rest of the world was talking about how she was lobbying to get the job for herself, it was quite the opposite. The magazine also reported that ABC has quietly abandoned a highly touted new feature -- a nightly live West Coast feed "owing to the strain it put on the rotating fill-in anchors."