ABC’s Sam Donaldson Retires

The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz reveals Sam Donaldson is retiring from full time work at ABC News. Donaldson worked at ABC for 41 years, as White House Correspondent, co-anchor of “This Week” and the ABC newsmagazine “Primetime Live.”

But Donaldson went the way of the Web in recent years, co-hosting “Politics Live” on ABC’s digital and Web channel, “talking to an audience of dozens,” he jokes.

If he were on a “60 Minutes”-type program he might continue, Donaldson says, but he did not ask ABC executives for a new contract when the old one expired after the 2008 campaign.”

Donaldson will continue to appear occasionally on This Week.