Diane Sawyer will reportedly take over as the new host of ABC’s evening news.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Diane Sawyer will become the new host of ABC’s evening news program when Charles Gibson retires at the end of the year. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Sawyer will become the second woman to anchor a major network evening newscast.
Carol Jenkins, president of the Women’s Media Center, is quoted by the AP as stating of the hiring, “Diane Sawyer’s expertise and professionalism are without question…We look forward to her debut in January, and to the changes in the perceptions of women’s capabilities her reign will bring.”
“CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric is further quoted in the report as stating of Sawyer, “Diane is one of the hardest-working people I know and this new assignment is the latest achievement in an already accomplished and illustrious career… And as I did, I’m sure that she’ll quickly find that she doesn’t miss that early morning alarm clock.”
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