ABC’s Martha Raddatz to Speak with Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in an Exclusive Interview as He Makes His FInal Overseas Trip

By David Ford

Jan 13, 2013 9:30am

Exclusive Interview to Air First on “World News with Diane Sawyer” on Thursday, January 17

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz will travel with and interview outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta during his final overseas trip as he thanks the men and women in uniform for their dedicated service.  The wide-ranging interview will address the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan and the threat of a nuclear Iran among other topics. The exclusive television interview will air Thursday, January 17 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. The interview will also be featured on ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, ABC News Radio, and ABC’s local affiliates.

Martha Raddatz has covered all aspects of foreign policy for nearly 20 years – reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and from conflict zones around the world. She has traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan dozens of times, and to Iraq 21 times to cover the conflicts there. Full bio here.

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