ABC’s Amy Walter to Cook Political Report

In July 2010, Amy Walter left National Journal‘s “The Hotline” for ABC News to be their political director. Now she’s jumping ship again — this time, to return to her old stomping grounds, The Cook Political Report, where she will be national editor. She was senior editor of The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan publication, from 1997 to 2007. ABC President Ben Sherwood noted the move in his morning editorial call and had nothing but praise for Walter.

Congratulations to Walter.

See the note from The Note…SPEAKING OF THE END OF THE WORLD — OUR COLLEAGUE DEPARTS: ABC News Political Director Amy Walter will be leaving ABC in January to join the prestigious Cook Political Report where she will serve as National Editor. In that role she will continue to provide regular analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Amy, who served as the senior editor of the Cook Political Report from 1997 to 2007. Her steady leadership and sharp analysis of the political landscape has been a tremendous asset to all of us here in the ABC News Political Unit and throughout the network. We will miss her dearly and we wish her all the best.”