David Muir Named '20/20' Co-Anchor
Replaces Chris Cuomo, who is joining CNN
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/29/2013 12:26:59 PMto anchor a new morning show for CNN.
Muir will continue to anchor the weekend editions of World News and serve as substitute anchor for Diane Sawyer during the week as well as report for the broadcast.
"David has a true talent for connecting with our viewers, and his award-winning reporting will now find a new home at 20/20," said ABC News president Ben Sherwood in a memo to the news division. "I'm delighted he's bringing his ample storytelling skills to Friday nights in primetime, where Elizabeth and the team are delivering the biggest audience in years."
Muir has been at ABC News since 2003. The 20/20 gig will up his exposure on the network even more; in 2012 he held the title for more hours on-air than any other correspondent at any news division.
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