David Muir - David Muir All Set For 'World News' Anchor Spot

David Muir will replace Diane Sawyer as ABC's 'World News' anchor.

The 68-year-old - who also acts as managing director - has handed her position over to David after 5 years in the role.

David, 40 - who currently anchors the weekend edition of 'World News' - has filled in as a substitute anchor for Diane in the past and is all set to assume the position following her departure this August.

The ABC reporter took to Twitter to express his excitement and said he felt ''humbled'' but ''honoured'' by the appointment.

He wrote on the social networking site (25.06.14): ''This is an incredibly humbling day. Honored to join @DianeSawyer and @GStephanopoulos in this great new adventure [sic]''

News of a shake-up amongst the anchor team first broke earlier this year when former 'Good Morning America' presenter Diane announced she would be changing roles at the channel.

She said: ''After wonderful years at 'World News' I decided it is time to move to a new full time role at ABC News.''

ABC News president James Goldston also paid tribute to her through a press release.

He wrote: ''For many years to come Diane will be a driving force at ABC News with her exceptional storytelling genius. She is one of the giants of modern journalism. Her curiosity, passion and energy are unmatched, and I can't wait to see where she'll lead us next.'

The renowned journalist will be taking on the role left by recently-retired Barbara Walters at the broadcasting company, hosting specials, conducting big name interviews and covering investigations.


Contactmusic

Tags: David Muir - Diane Sawyer

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

John Cusack Brands Hollywood A "Whorehouse" Where "People Go Mad"

If any young actor is dreaming of becoming a big star in Hollywood, it...

John Cusack Brands Hollywood A

James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy

James Marsden has made a career out of being the unassuming good...

James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy

Weezer - The British Are Coming Audio

With the imminent release of Weezer's ninth studio album, 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End', the band have...

Weezer - The British Are Coming Audio Video

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marrying Angelina Jolie, And Starring Alongside Shia LeBouf In 'Fury'

Only one months has passed since Brad Pitt tied the knot for a second time to...

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marrying Angelina Jolie, And Starring Alongside Shia LeBouf In 'Fury'

Ben Affleck Wants To Keep The Batsuit Once Filming For 'Batman v Superman' Is Complete

Any comic book fan would dream of owning a batsuit that was actually used in...

 Ben Affleck Wants To Keep The Batsuit Once Filming For 'Batman v Superman' Is Complete

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Plans For New Black Sabbath Album And Final Tour

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has revealed the band plan to...

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Plans For New Black Sabbath Album And Final Tour

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit UK Chart Top Spot With A ‘Bang Bang’

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande should be celebrating this week after...

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit UK Chart Top Spot With A ‘Bang Bang’

Three Days Grace - I Am Machine

Three Days Grace have announced their intention to release their fifth studio album in 2015. Ahead of that release, they...

Three Days Grace - I Am Machine Video

From Pussycat Doll To Grizabella: Nicole Scherzinger To Make West End Debut In ‘Cats’ Revival

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has found her perfect West End...

From Pussycat Doll To Grizabella: Nicole Scherzinger To Make West End Debut In ‘Cats’ Revival
Advertisement

Comments

David Muir Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on David Muir

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All