July 13, 2010 -- ABC News' "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" premieres Sunday Aug. 1. As announced in March, Amanpour will anchor the network's pre-eminent Sunday morning public affairs program from its home at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. A highly respected journalist recognized around the world for her reporting and interviews, Amanpour brings to her new position a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a deep commitment to delivering the news of the world to Americans.
"It is important to me that we maintain the tradition of 'This Week' as we expand the conversation to address how domestic and international policies affect Americans' everyday lives," Amanpour said. "Viewers want to understand how the issues impact them."
With her international experience and passion for policy, both domestic and international, Amanpour will give audiences something different on Sunday mornings.
"This is an opportunity to broaden the canvas to more thoroughly explore how the world impacts Washington and how Washington impacts the world," said "This Week" Executive Producer Ian Cameron.
As ABC News President David Westin explained in March when he announced Amanpour's appointment, "Christiane will bring the international and the domestic together, in the interviews she does and in the roundtable over which she presides. Our audience has come to us for years to see differing points of view expressed in intelligent and compelling ways. Now the different points of view will be expanded beyond partisan politics alone."
Amanpour replaced George Stephanopoulos, who left "This Week" early this year to anchor "Good Morning America." ABC News' Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper has served as anchor during the interim.
"Jake went above and beyond when he seamlessly took up the reins at 'This Week,' balancing his leadership on the show with his daily coverage of the White House. We couldn't have made it through this period of transition without him, and for that we're grateful," said Westin.