Politico: Byron Pitts to Leave CBS for ABC

By Chris Ariens Comment

Politico’s Dylan Byers scoops that longtime CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts is moving to ABC News.

Pitts will serve as both chief national correspondent and anchor at ABC News, and will appear across the network’s programming. ABC News president Ben Sherwood is expected to announce the news next week.

Pitts is currently a correspondent for the “CBS Evening News” and has a set number of stories per year on “60 Minutes.” In his 2009 autobiography, “Step out on Nothing,” Pitts writes about growing up as a functionally illiterate child and ascending to the ranks of network correspondent. Pitts worked in the local news circuit and for CBS Newspath before joining CBS News in 1998. Wife Lyne Pitts is former executive at CBS News and NBC News.