Can you guess this one? One of TV’s best-known, well-respected jourrnalists is being courted to come to ABC to take over the hosting chores on the network’s influential Sunday morning inside-the-beltway program "This Week."
It’s CNN’s longtime foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour. She has told colleagues that ABC News has offered her the job, Media Bistro’s FishbowlDC reports.
Furthermore, according to the report, Amanpour has told her colleagures that there’s a 50 percent chance she’ll take the job. The prior host of "This Week," George Stephanopoulos, moved to “Good Morning America.”
The report also said, "If she takes the post, sources say this would be a complete remaking on the show, a program much more focused on international affairs. What’s more, Amanpour is telling colleagues that she does not wish to move to Washington, D.C., that she’d prefer to remain in New York and travel for the job should she decide to take it."
Neither network would comment directly on the report to Fishbowl.