Diane Sawyer Announces Retirement From ABC’s “World News”

Posted Wednesday June 25, 2014 9:20 AM GMT

With credits that include “Good Morning America” and “Primetime,” Diane Sawyer has seen all kinds of stories in her long and successful journalistic career.

And this week the 68-year-old anchor has announced she’ll be stepping down from her post at ABC’s “World News” later this fall.

As a result, “World News” weekend edition star David Muir will take the reins and George Stephanopoulos will step up to become chief anchor at ABC News.

Sawyer’s departure comes at a positive time for “World News,” as the program has been beating Brian Williams’ “Nightly News” ever since May sweeps.

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