Robin Roberts: “Brash & Younger”

By Brian 

> Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts “appeared in a new three-slot anchor desk” for the first time Monday, Roberts’ hometown paper notes.

> “Roberts (44) brings a brash, younger counterpoint to the, shall we say, more restrained Gibson (62) and Sawyer (59),” Gail Shister says.

> The New York Times notes that “the introduction of Ms. Roberts as a morning host could make it easier to move either Mr. Gibson or Ms. Sawyer to the evening news on a permanent basis in the event that Mr. Jennings is unable to return.” But Ben Sherwood says the move was planned long before Peter Jennings became ill.