After years of negotiations with a number of television networks vying to score the first interview with Amanda Knox — the American exchange student to Italy who was convicted of murdering her housemate in 2009 — a winner has emerged. The New York Times reports that ABC News has secured the interview.
Diane Sawyer, the anchor of ABC’s "World News," will interview Knox, with the report airing in prime time on April 30. Knox, who was given the nickname "Foxy Knoxy," is also publishing a book on the same day, called "Waiting to Be Heard."
Knox was freed two years after her conviction when an appeals court in Italy overturned the judgment.
"Of the many crimes involving Americans overseas, this one captivated the news media because Ms. Knox came across as an attractive girl next door yet was accused of heinous crimes and lurid sexual behavior," the story notes.
NBC and CBS had also been seeking interviews with Knox for years, the piece notes.