How World News Now is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary

By Chris Ariens 

Anderson Cooper, Lisa McCree, Aaron Brown, JuJu Chang, Alison Stewart, David Muir, and dozens of other TV news names have spent time at the World News Now anchor desk. This week, ABC’s venerable overnight news show is celebrating 25 years on the air. The first episode aired Jan. 6, 1992.

The show has produced several stories looking back at some of the most iconic moments including the history of the World News Polka, a look at the unique temperature index, as well as messages from several past anchors.

The show’s creator, ABC, NBC and CNN veteran David Bohrman, will be on tonight with McRee (set your DVRs or just stay up) to talk about the legacy of the show that was built for 3rd shifters and insomniacs and became a training ground for some of today’s biggest TV news names. Here’s Bohrman talking about how it all began: