Harris Expands Duties to Anchor ‘World News Sunday’

Nov 15, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Dan Harris has been named anchor of ABC’s “World News Sunday” in addition to his duties as a New York-based correspondent. With this new role, Mr. Harris will also continue as a prolific New York-based correspondent for ABC News programs on the air and on line.

“He is a strong storyteller with a talent for finding the unexpected and uncovered angle in whatever he reports. These talents will also distinguish him as anchor and will be an enormous benefit to the program,” ABC News President David Westin said in the Wednesday announcement.

Before Mr. Harris joined ABC News in March 2000, he spent three years at New England Cable News, where he anchored a largely self-produced show.

His appointment finally fills the slot held by Terry Moran until he became a co-anchor of the reconfigured “Nightline” last year.

In other personnel developments at ABC News:

  • Jim Avila has been named senior law and justice correspondent. Mr. Avila jumped from NBC News to ABC in 2004.

  • Lawyer and legal analyst Mary Fulginiti has joined ABC News as a correspondent who will focus on legal and investigative projects.

  • Popular video blogger Amanda Congdon, former host of RocketBoom, has been signed as a contributor by ABC News Digital Media Group. She will do a weekly video blog for ABCNews.com and appear on the digital channel ABC News Now.