One of the anchor slots on the long-running ABC News late-night program “Nightline” is changing hands. TheWrap.com reports that Dan Abrams is out and Byron Pitts will take the spot.
Abrams has on board since June 2013 and has been co-hosting the show with Dan Harris and Juju Chang.
“On Thursday, ABC News President James Goldston announced Abrams will be returning to managing Abrams Media full time while remaining with ABC as its chief legal analyst,” the report notes.
Pitts has served as ABC’s chief national correspondent since 2013.
In a memo, Goldston wrote, “Byron joins the Nightline team in its strongest position yet in its new time period; in November they won the third consecutive sweep in Total Viewers.”