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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...

2006-02-10 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...

2006-02-01 14:03:49

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC News is expected to announce Wednesday that "Good Morning America" co-hosts Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson will fill in on "World News Tonight" with Elizabeth Vargas as Bob Woodruff recovers from injuries suffered in a bombing in Iraq. Sources said Sawyer and Gibson would figure into the initial plans for "World News Tonight," which ABC News recently remade as a dynamic and extended commitment to a daily Webcast and...

2006-01-31 03:55:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK -- As "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt recover from injuries suffered in an Iraqi roadside bomb blast, ABC News struggled with caring for the two men and their families while trying to decide the next step for the newly relaunched broadcast. Woodruff and Vogt might be flown to a U.S. hospital as soon as Tuesday. Woodruff's injuries are more serious. He responded to stimuli in his hands and feet but only briefly opened his eyes. Vogt...

2006-01-10 05:55:00

By Paul Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Last week, ABC News made television history when it began what will likely be the first regular, live broadcasts of the evening news to the West Coast. For decades, most of the nightly evening newscasts offered to West Coast viewers have often been as much as three hours old. It's not true when there's breaking news, and the networks plan for that with anchors, reporters and producers standing by. But most of the time there isn't a need for an...

2006-01-03 00:58:05

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - When the new "World News Tonight" debuts Tuesday, it won't be everything ABC News wants it to be right out of the box. Many parts of the country won't be able to see the first official pairing of co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff because of the network's coverage of college football bowl games. Although there is a new graphics package, a new set is a couple of weeks or months away. And it could be a while before "World News...

2005-12-05 14:56:55

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Eight months after Peter Jennings signed off for what would be his last time at the anchor desk, ABC News said it would make room at "World News Tonight" for two in the form of Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff. By declining to elevate the 62-year-old Charles Gibson to the anchor chair, ABC News made moves to both protect its present standing at "Good Morning America" and position itself for the future with the telegenic, Vargas, 42,...

2005-11-08 05:15:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It isn't just ABC News that's being enlisted in the battle against smoking and lung cancer in the Quit to Live series, which began airing this month on "World News Tonight." A public service campaign launched late last week features President Bush, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., former Secretary of State Colin Powell, actress Geena Davis, Microsoft mogul Bill Gates and sports stars Lance Armstrong and Tom Brady. ABC News employees including Ted...

2005-10-28 03:25:37

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Three months after the death of anchor Peter Jennings, ABC is taking up the fight against smoking and lung cancer in a monthlong series of reports on ABC's "World News Tonight" and elsewhere that will begin on Tuesday. Jennings' death at age 67 from lung cancer isn't the only reason why his colleagues at "World News Tonight" have launched "Quit to Live: Fighting Lung Cancer." In the months since Jennings' surprising disclosure that he...


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