ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced today that David Muir has been named the sole anchor of weekend “World News” editions — which is now “World News with David Muir.”
“David breathes clarity and wisdom into all his reporting,” “World News” EP Jon Banner said in a statement, “His original voice and his ability to reach far beyond the headlines into heart of a story follows in the great tradition of Diane, Charlie and Peter.”
Muir joined ABC News eight years ago as the anchor of the overnight news program “World News Now.” The multiple Emmy-award winner has anchored “World News” in many locations including Cairo, London, Tucson, AZ, and Beijing.
Sherwood emailed the following to staff on Monday:
I am delighted to announce that David Muir will become the sole anchor of the weekend editions of “World News.” To reflect this change, the weekend broadcasts will now be called “World News with David Muir.”
David is a gifted reporter and storyteller with immense creativity, versatility and dedication to our audience. His recent reporting from Cairo illustrates his passion for journalism and his exceptional abilities in the field. As he demonstrated last month when news broke of the mass shootings in Tucson, David is a trusted and reassuring presence at the anchor desk.
In addition to his newly expanded role at “World News,” David will continue as a correspondent contributing to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
Please join me in congratulating David and wishing him the very best.