Chris Cuomo Promoted to '20/20' Anchor Desk

"GMA" news anchor ends three-year run on "GMA" for "20/20" anchor desk.

ByABC News via GMA logo
December 9, 2009, 5:50 PM

Dec. 10, 2009 — -- After three years with "Good Morning America," news anchor Chris Cuomo announced today that he will leave the morning show.

Cuomo has been promoted to "20/20" where he will share the anchor desk with Elizabeth Vargas. He will continue to cover breaking news for the network and get answers for all the shows. Friday will be his last day at "GMA."

"It is a dream job for a journalist like me, but it was also a very difficult decision, because I am leaving a special place and crew and all of you and you are all part of my family," Cuomo said today on "Good Morning America."

"The good news is you never really leave family," he said, promising to show his "mug" around "Good Morning America" in the future.

His announcement comes after co-anchor Diane Sawyer announced this week would be her last on "Good Morning America." Sawyer will anchor "World News" starting Dec. 21.

Cuomo joined "Good Morning America" in 2006 as the news anchor. Since then, he has reported live in the field on almost all breaking news stories including the Fort Hood shooting, Hurricane Rita and the Sago mine collapse in West Virginia in 2006. He's been the news anchor for each of "Good Morning America's" three consecutive Emmy awards.

Cuomo recently reported from the front lines in Afghanistan. He has also reported on the war on terrorism from Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan and other sites in the region.

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Cuomo has been part of ABC News' comprehensive political coverage. He covered all the major primaries and interviewed all the candidates in the 2008 presidential race, and even talked candidly with newsmakers about the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.