Diane Sawyer Signs Off “World News” For The Last Time

The iconic TV news anchor is stepping down as the anchor of World News. She was the only woman anchoring a national nightly newscast.

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2. Diane Sawyer ended her five-year run as the anchor of ABC’s World News Wednesday.

The newscast isn’t on Netflix, but it is on Hulu.

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4. Sawyer isn’t retiring, however. Instead, she’s “moving upstairs” and will continue working on ABC’s news team.

The Huffington Post described Sawyer’s next gig as “a roving scoop-getter, essentially filling the slot left by Barbara Walters after her retirement.” Sawyer’s last days at World News were marked by a ratings victory over rival NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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6. David Muir is taking Sawyer’s place on World News. Muir is a 40-year-old TV news anchor The New York Times described as “a rising star anchor at the network.”

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7. Watch Sawyer’s final moments on the show here:

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Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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