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David Muir to replace Diane Sawyer in 'World News' anchor chair
David Muir to replace Diane Sawyer in 'World News' anchor chair

In a series of major changes at ABC News, Diane Sawyer will be stepping down from her role as anchor of "World News" after nearly five years on the job and will be succeeded by David Muir, the network announced Wednesday. In addition, George Stephanopoulos, co-host of the top-rated "Good Morning America" and host of the network's Sunday public affairs program "This Week," has been appointed to the newly created position of chief anchor for ABC News. The new lineup will begin after Labor Day. According to a note sent by ABC News President James Goldston to staff Wednesday, Sawyer, 68, will continue to report for the network "for many years to come" but will shift to focus on "original...

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