Dec 13, 2011

Amanpour off Sunday; Stephanopoulos back as ABC fixes what they broke


Christiane Amanpour is leaving her job as host of ABC's "This Week" and returning to her roots both at CNN and in foreign reporting in a new arrangement that allows her to appear on both ABC News and CNN International, the two networks announced Tuesday.

George Stephanopoulos, her predecessor as host of "This Week," will return to the Sunday show while continuing his duties on "Good Morning America." ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper will also have a "large role" on the show, as will other correspondents, according to an ABC News spokesman.

Amanpour will have a weekday show on CNN International. She will also continue at ABC News as a global affairs anchor across the networks' platforms and as the host of multiple primetime specials.

"Christiane has had a remarkable year for ABC News, and we are looking forward to her getting back out in the field, with her unique brand of storytelling and reporting, that is worldbeating and so impactful," said ABC News President Ben Sherwood. "Her interviews with Mubarak, Qaddhafi and others this year were simply world class. And we are thrilled to be able to work out this arrangement."

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