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David Muir Named Sole Anchor of ABC’s World News Weekend

David Muir has been named sole anchor of the weekend editions of ABC’s World News.

Muir has been anchoring the Saturday broadcasts, while Dan Harris has anchored on Sundays.    Last fall, Harris was named co-host of the weekend edition of Good Morning America.    In an email to ABC News staffers, Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, praised Muir’s work during the shootings in Tucson, Arizona and the uprising in Egypt.   “David is a gifted reporter and storyteller with immense creativity, versatility and dedication to our audience,” wrote Sherwood. “His recent reporting from Cairo illustrates his passion for journalism and his exceptional abilities in the field. As he demonstrated last month when news broke of the mass shootings in Tucson, David is a trusted and reassuring presence at the anchor desk.”