ABC’s Sam Donaldson Retires

SDonaldson_2.16.jpgThe 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.