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ABC News Fixture Calls It Quits

Aug 18, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A veteran of 41 years at ABC News is on the way out. Politico Playbook reports that Ann Compton, who has covered the White House through seven presidents, will retire next month.

Compton plans to leave on the 41st anniversary of her start date at the network, the story notes.

Her official last day will be Sept. 10, TVNewser reports.

Compton will make “one final foreign trip with President Obama — the NATO summit in Wales — then leave the booth for good. Ann’s contract was up in July, and she told her bosses in March that she wouldn’t sign another one. She’s a new grandma, and she has watched others stay long,” Politico notes.

“It’s just a good moment to go,” Compton said. “It’s going to be a different business.”

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  1. Ann’s departure will leave a considerable gap in broadcast journalism.

    I get her personal, life full filling reasons for going. It’s just that selfishly, I would like to have more of her journalistic pursuits to the real stories behind the official frontage.

    Good luck, Ann Compton, and thank you for your many insights.
    Peter Bright

  2. Ann Compton, I will miss you a lot. Farewell!

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