'Nightline' Names New Anchor Deadline
ABC News is replacing the anchor on its late-night newsmagazine “Nightline.” Deadline.com reports that the network is moving “Good Morning America” contributor Dan Abrams into the post.
Abrams was also named chief legal affairs anchor for the news division.
“He will continue his regular legal segments on ‘GMA,’ will launch a new branded ‘GMA’ segment ‘on a wide range of topics,’ and join the other ‘Nightline’ anchors on ABC’s ‘The Lookout,’” the report adds.
“Nightline” anchor Terry Moran will relocate to London this summer, and will be based there as chief foreign correspondent for the news division.
“Moran’s departure comes as ‘Nightline,’ now airing at 12:35 a.m., draws less than half its previous audience at 11:35 p.m.,” the report notes. “Moran joined ‘Nightline’ after a 1999-2005 stint as a White House correspondent for ABC News, where he has been since 1997.”