Diane Sawyer Leaving 'World News' Anchor Desk

Sawyer will begin her new role creating innovative specials on Sept. 2.
1:34 | 06/25/14

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-- major announcement at ABC Diane Sawyer stepping down as anchor of world news and up next here tonight for the world renowned journalist who recently -- the award winning program to a number one finish in the ratings and who says she decided it was time to take on a new role at ABC focusing on new programming creating television specials and events and continuing to conduct. Being interviewed that's what would you like to say to Carl -- about your brain succeeding Sawyer as anchor and managing editor of world news. -- in New York. Good evening it's great to have you with -- here and -- who currently -- world news weekend and 20/20 we'll start in his new role September 2. While leading ABC's flagship broadcast he'll also continue anchoring 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas here how far would you go to. And another member of the ABC news -- celebrating a promotion today. George Stephanopoulos named she anchor of ABC news in addition to doing Good Morning America and this week. People -- the network's coverage of special events and breaking news. James -- the president of ABC news calling Diane David and George one of the kind journalists saying for years to come they will inspire us all to do our best work and set a high bar for excellence to inform and empower and inspire our viewers. -- Gonzales ABC news New York.

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