ABC News announced today that it has officially named a new co-anchor for the program “This Week.” The network formalized the role of Martha Raddatz, who has been sharing hosting duties with George Stephanopoulos since February 2014.
Raddatz, the news division’s chief global affairs correspondent, will continue to report internationally. “This Week” will retain its title “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
In a memo announcing the move, ABC News President James Goldston wrote: “George and Martha, who will continue to anchor alternate weekends, have successfully redefined Sunday mornings, often taking the show outside the studio.”
He added: “When something happens in the world, Martha’s first instinct is to get there. She is relentless and fearless in her drive to be as close to the story as possible. She’ll continue to report from the front lines to help our audience better understand the world.”
Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl was named as the primary substitute for Stephanopoulos and Raddatz.