ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ Names New Co-Host to Replace Departing Martin Bashir

Jul 23, 2010  •  Post A Comment

In the first hosting changes since Ted Koppel was replaced in 2005, "Nightline" named Bill Weir a co-host of the ABC News program to take the place of Martin Bashir, who is leaving for a job at NBC News, reports the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. 

Terry Moran and Cynthia McFadden will remain the show’s other two anchors, the article says. Bashir will contribute to NBC’s "Dateline NBC" and anchor a daily afternoon show on cable-news network MSNBC, beginning in September.

Weir is joining "Nightline" from his job as co-host of the weekend edition of "Good Morning America," the article says.

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