Christiane Amanpour Moves to New Role at ABC News as Global Affairs Anchor

By Michelle Levi

Dec 13, 2011 6:33pm

George Stephanopoulos Will Anchor “This Week” In Addition to “Good Morning America” Starting Sunday Jan. 8 

ABC News “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour is moving to an exciting new role in the news division as roving Global Affairs anchor across all ABC News platforms effective immediately.  Amanpour will report on foreign affairs for the network in primetime specials and on all ABC News broadcasts. Starting Sunday, Jan. 8, ”Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos will host “This Week” in addition to his weekday anchor role at “GMA.”

“This is an exciting and unique opportunity for me to take my love of storytelling to primetime at ABC News.  I am looking forward to getting back into the field to report stories on global issues that matter greatly to the American people.  This role is groundbreaking, bold and very different! I am thrilled and honored,” said Amanpour.

In addition to her prominent role at ABC News, Christiane will host a weekday show to air on CNN International.  Stephanopoulos moderated ABC News’ “This Week” from September 2002 to January 2010.

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