Martin Bashir to join MSNBC in fall

Journalist will get own show, contribute to 'Dateline'

Investigative journalist Martin Bashir is jumping ship to MSNBC.

The co-anchor of ABC's "Nightline" will get his own afternoon show on the cable news network, as well as contribute to NBC's "Dateline." Bashir has been with the program for five years.

In addition, ABC News announced that Bill Weir become a "Nightline" anchor, joining Terry Moran and Cynthia McFadden.

"Since joining us in 2004, Bill has done some of our most innovative reporting from every conceivable venue, both as co-anchor of weekend 'GMA' and for all of our other programs and platforms," said ABC News President David Westin.

Bashir starts his new gig in September.