CHARLIE GIBSON TO RETIRE FROM ABC NEWS
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
ABC News anchor Charles Gibson has announced his retirement. Diane Sawyer will become the next anchor of "World News" beginning in January.
"This has been my professional home for almost 35 years. And I love this news department, and all who work in it, to the depths of my soul," Gibson said in a staff email.
Charlie Gibson has been the anchor of the program since 2006. He took over shortly after Peter Jennings died of lung cancer and then the injury of co-anchor Bob Woodruff in an explosion in Iraq.
"There is no one like Charlie Gibson and it is an enormous honor to be asked to join the terrific broadcast he and the great team of journalists have built at 'World News,'" Diane Sawyer said today.
Come January, two of the three network newscasts will be anchored by women. No word on who will replace Sawyer on GMA.
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