Stephanopoulos To Return to ‘This Week’ January 8

By Alex Weprin 

ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos will return to “This Week” on January 8, with current moderator Christiane Amanpour slated to leave the program at the end of the year.

Amanpour will host this Sunday’s edition of the program, as well as the Christmas Day program, which will be pre-taped. On January 1, a fill-in moderator will host, with Stephanopoulos returning the following week.

The New York TimesBrian Stelter notes that Amanpour’s new agreement will mean that for the most part, she will be seen only on ABC in the U.S., and on CNN International abroad, though there will be some crossover:

Representatives for Ms. Amanpour would not expressly say how her new contracts with ABC and CNN would work, in part because they are still being sorted out. But representatives for the networks said that Ms. Amanpour would appear only occasionally on CNN in the United States, largely to promote her prime time specials on ABC. She is expected to have several specials a year, and she could be on CNN in the United States to promote each one.