Byron Pitts Joining ABC News

By Merrill Knox Comment

Byron Pitts’ jump from CBS to ABC is official, ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced this morning.

Pitts will be a New York-based anchor and chief national correspondent for ABC News. He begins at the network later this month.

“An accomplished reporter and brilliant storyteller, Byron has a unique talent for stories about people and communities facing the longest odds,” Sherwood wrote in a note to staffers. “In his new role, he will file for all platforms, bringing his signature thoughtfulness, seriousness of purpose, and flair.”