Christiane Amanpour Out at 'This Week,' Will Split Between ABC & CNN; Stephanopoulos Returns as 'This Week' Host

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December 13th, 2011

Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC Sunday morning show 'This Week" and through a unique sharing arrangement will stay at ABC News while also returning to CNN where she'll have a weekday show on CNN International.

George Stephanopoulos who left "This Week" to host GMA will pull double duty and return to "This Week" in addition to his "Good Morning America" duties.

Below are statements from CNN & Amanpour:

Jim Walton statement:

Christiane Amanpour has been synonymous with international reporting and with CNN for many years.  We could not be happier that through this unique arrangement with ABC News her experience and global perspective are returning to a nightly news broadcast for our international audience.

Jim Walton

President, CNN Worldwide

 

Christiane Amanpour statement:

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for me to take my love of story telling to primetime at ABC News with multiple specials, as well as becoming a roving Global Affairs anchor across all ABC platforms.

I am looking forward to getting back into the field to report stories on global issues that matter greatly to the American people.  At the same time, I will be broadcasting once again to hundreds of millions of people across the world with a weekday show on CNN International.

This role is groundbreaking, bold and very different!  I am thrilled and honored.

It's been an incredible experience to have had a ringside seat to democracy in action at This Week. It's been an incredible honor to anchor such a prestigious program and I thank all of you who have helped me on that journey.

 
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