Cynthia McFadden Ditches "Nightline" for NBC News; Juju Chang Steps Up to Replace

Posted Thursday March 27, 2014 10:18 PM GMT

Swapping networks for a decent promotion, Cynthia McFadden is leaving "Nightline" to be NBC's Senior and Investigative Correspondent.

Announced on Thursday (March 27), the ABC alum also released a statement saying that Juju Chang will take her place as "Nightline" co-anchor.

Bidding farewell, McFadden shared, "After 20 incredible years at ABC News I've decided to take on new challenges at NBC News. While it is not easy leaving the 'Nightline' anchor chair, the opportunity NBC offered to make a deep dive into the kind of reporting I am most passionate about -- legal and investigative -- was just too appealing to resist. I'm grateful to everyone at ABC for a marvelous journey and very much looking forward to joining my new colleagues at NBC."

There seems to be no ill will on either side as ABC News President Ben Sherwood stated, "Cynthia has been an amazing colleague, a loyal mentor to so many of our up and coming producers and I am personally grateful for her profound contributions to ABC News. It is with great fondness that I wish Cynthia the very best in her new adventure."

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