From ‘Smart Ass’ Sports Guy to ABC News Anchor

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By Chris Ariens Comment

In part II of our MediaBeat interview with ABC News anchor Bill Weir, Weir talks about making the leap from local sports reporter to network news anchor. Also: the future of ABC News from a leadership perspective. As David Westin prepares to leave the network, who will take over? Weir: “There’s the pragmatic attitude which is: it wouldn’t be so bad if they found some Harvard MBA dropout who made a billion dollars in a web startup.”

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