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2009-09-02 15:05:00

Diane Sawyer is to take over retiring anchor Charles Gibson's post on the ABC Evening News in January, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. It has not been an easy decision to make, Gibson, 66, told staffers in an e-mail. This has been my professional home for almost 35 years. And I love this news department, and all who work in it, to the depths of my soul. ABC News confirmed Wednesday that Gibson would retire at the end of the year and Sawyer would replace him. Gibson became the...

2006-06-13 22:46:11

Corrects duration of unconsciousness to 36 days, in third paragraph LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff, who was severely injured in January while covering the war in Iraq, made a surprise visit to ABC's newsroom on Tuesday for his first trip back to his workplace since being hurt. "It was the first time many here had seen him, and he was greeted by a spontaneous round of applause. You could literally see the emotion in each hug," ABC news executive producer...

2006-06-13 20:20:26

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff, who was severely injured in January while covering the war in Iraq, made a surprise visit to ABC's newsroom on Tuesday for his first trip back to his workplace since being hurt. "It was the first time many here had seen him, and he was greeted by a spontaneous round of applause. You could literally see the emotion in each hug," ABC news executive producer Jon Banner wrote in his blog at www.abcnews.com. Looking fit in a...

2006-05-23 18:49:31

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC morning host Charles Gibson will take over next week as sole anchor of the network's nightly newscast from Elizabeth Vargas, who is leaving the program for good as she nears maternity leave, the network said on Tuesday. The move ended months of speculation about ABC's extended plans for "World News Tonight" and caps a tumultuous chain of events set in motion when anchor Peter Jennings became ill with lung cancer last year and died. Vargas...

2006-05-23 14:51:39

Please read in fourth paragraph ... Gibson, 63, ... instead of Gibson, 53, ... (correcting age) A corrected repetition follows: By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC morning host Charles Gibson will take over next week as anchor of the network's flagship newscast from Elizabeth Vargas, who is leaving the broadcast for good as she nears maternity leave, the network said on Tuesday. The latest personnel shuffle at ABC News, coming months after co-anchor Bob Woodruff was gravely...

2006-04-05 14:01:28

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS News and become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric, 49, told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May, after 15 years in which she helped win the morning ratings war and generate about $600 million in revenue annually for NBC, a unit of General Electric Co.. She is one of the highest-paid figures...

2006-04-05 07:45:10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was expected to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years as host, longer than any other anchor of the morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." Couric is one of the most highly paid figures in U.S. television, signing a 4...

2006-03-16 15:41:35

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six weeks after he was gravely wounded by a bomb blast on assignment in Iraq, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was released on Thursday from a military hospital outside Washington, the network said. Woodruff, 44, who has been up and about, talking and joking with family and watching the news, will continue his recovery for the next few weeks at a private facility in the New York City area, ABC News President David Westin said in an e-mail to colleagues and others...

2006-03-16 14:35:05

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six weeks after he was gravely wounded by a bomb blast on assignment in Iraq, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was released on Thursday from a military hospital outside Washington, the network said. Woodruff, 44, who has been up and about, talking and joking with family and watching the news, will continue his recovery for the next few weeks at a private facility in the New York City area, ABC News President David Westin said in an e-mail to colleagues and others...

2006-02-10 16:00:45

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As ABC "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff recovers from wounds suffered in Iraq, colleague Elizabeth Vargas revealed on Friday she was expecting a baby but planned to stay on the job through most of her pregnancy. Vargas, 43, is due to give birth in late summer to her second child with her husband, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. The couple have one son together, Zachary, 3, and Cohn has a son and daughter from a previous marriage, aged...


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  • A spider.
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