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Dan Harris, an anchor/reporter and weekend Good Morning America host, was named co-anchor of the late evening news show, ABC News president Ben Sherwood said in a statement on Friday.
“Dan is one of our most versatile anchors — covering many of the biggest news stories for all of our broadcasts since he joined the network in 2000,” Sherwood said in a statement.
Current Nightline anchor Bill Weir, who joined the news show in 2010 and has worked at ABC News since 2007, will be departing the network for CNN where he will be chief innovation correspondent. His start date is set for November.
“I’m ecstatic to join a team with such vast resources and such strong commitment to covering our world,” said Weir in a a statement. “Nightline was a blast and while I’ll always be indebted to my ABC friends this is a chance to mix journalism and creative storytelling in a whole new way. I can’t wait.”
Nightline‘s anchor desk was reworked over the summer when legal analyst Dan Abrams was tapped to be an anchor, joining Cynthia McFadden. At the time, Terry Moran became the chief foreign correspondent for the network.
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