ABC News Shuffles Lineup, Brings Aboard New Anchor

Mar 29, 2016  •  Post A Comment

ABC News has made a number of personnel moves, including hiring a new anchor for “World News Now” and “America This Morning.” The network announced today that it has hired Diane Macedo for the position.

Macedo, who has been working at New York station WCBS-TV, will be based in New York and will be both correspondent and anchor for the ABC programs.

As part of the realignment, Reena Ninan will return to dayside reporting.

ABC News President James Goldston made the announcement in a memo to the news division.

“Diane joins our brilliant number one overnight team,” Goldston said in his memo. “They are often the unsung heroes of this news division, on the front lines of our coverage when news breaks and continually driving the conversation into each day.”

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  1. WNN finally found the right female anchor with Diane Macedo.

  2. ABC made the wrong move removing Reena Ninan.
    I’ve watched ABC’s overnight news for so many years that I’ve lost count. I never sleep before 5:30am. Believe me; in the “wee” hours, want current hard news delivered by
    solid journalist with personality. Both Kendis and Diane are “VERY BORING”. They operate at snail paste– I’ve paint dry that was more exciting.
    Should have kept Reena and found a co-anchor who would equal Reena’s knowledge, professionalism, experience and ability. (Note: Not T.J. Holmes– TOO SILLY…He & Michael Strahan should be removed from GMA…take Lara with them). Wonder why GMA can’t surpass Today in the ratings??? Just gave you 3 names/3 reasons.

    • Agreed. Kendis and Diane need to go! If I wanted to watch stupid comedy, I would go to a comedy channel. At times they act like little kids that are out of control. I understand that the intent is to break up the usual news with a little comedy. Don’t like it. Don’t need it. Don’t want it. If I want the news…I want to watch the news! Come on ABC, let’s get with the program. As for GMA, that is another joke. The show seems to have a political agenda. I’d rather watch Today. GMA is a waste of television air time. I’m sure that I’m in the minority of viewers that feel this way but I think it’s time to check out other networks during the early and morning hours.

    • Thank God they got rid of Reena-she was terrible!

    • And btw, the metaphor is ‘a snail’s pace’

  3. I am now moving to CBS to watch Rena Ninan early morning and hear some real news instead of entertainment with the boring anchors on ABC.

  4. New anchors are terrible I like TJ and Reena! They are genuine! These two new replacements are not. Phony laughing smiling more teeth then news. Seems any word or subjust they start phony excitement laughing. Who ever made these anchor changes underestimated the early morning audience. Meaning he they are in bed snoring when TJ and Reena were on.
    This or these persons should have been replaced and not missed!
    Yeah I’ll be watching CBS now to! Leave ABC News Now for the young.
    Oh wait! Not even for them their asleep!

  5. `ow ABC has changed anchors again with their America This Morning. Why?

  6. Where did Kendis and Diane go? I loved them.

  7. Diane Macedo is BORING! DUMP HER ABC!

    • i think Diane is great…opinions , everybody has them.

  8. I love pretty much everything news wise abc has love GMA better then the snooze rude am talk shows. Houston showing love to Strahan! All other am shows boring and even rude loud to each other and all around. But the early news WNN needs some upgrades. Candace is rude and thinks he’s all that and he’s not dat! I felt tension with Tj and Reena. Please replace both with fun and happy people. The line up has changed so many times because no one meshes or wants to be up so early. But please just add fun and not smartalick* people.

    • I love pretty much everything news wise abc has love GMA better then the snooze rude am talk shows. Houston showing love to Strahan! All other am shows boring and even rude loud to each other and all around. But the early news WNN needs some upgrades. Kendis is rude and thinks he’s all that and he’s not dat! I felt tension with Tj and Reena. Glad their gone. Please replace both with fun and happy people. The line up has changed so many times because no one meshes or wants to be up so early. But please just add fun and not smartalick* people. Reena s h e tried but I still couldn’t stand her!! Glad she is gone.

  9. One of your “best” anchors “was” Lara Spencer. What happened to her. Since she left, my family has stopped watching ABC.

    • She’s on Good Morning America. She’s been on there for several years now.

  10. I am really impressed with the new ABC News Now team. Diane Macedo was an excellent choice.

  11. Love love love Diana and Kendis! !!!!
    They are awesome together, fun when they can be and serious when they should be. It’s the middle of the night, we *overnights* are fortunate to have real, ,relatable anchors. Kendis was off for a few days recently and the stand-ins were terrible, she seemed uncomfortable and not her usual fun self. So glad to have him back, they are just fun together!

  12. Not impressed at all with World News Now or the anchors Kendis and Diane. Watching after the final debate and ABC is still showing its hand in its support for the left and Hillary Clinton. I don’t remember how many times I heard them mention about how horrible it was to use the derogatory term “hombre”. Really?? Does anyone at ABC know any Spanish?? The definition of Hombre in English is simply “man”…that’s it, plain and simple. So in a discussion about the issues involved with illegal aliens, Donald Trump says that there are some “bad men” out there… Lauren Lyster calls that a “derogatory term”, Kendis Gibson quotes Cecelia Vega as saying that Trump’s reference was the equivalent of calling an African American “boy”… Really people??? Maybe there is something to the accusations of biased media in this country… Or is it just the fact that everyone is so hell bent on putting their own spin on something and trying to lead the narrative in a certain direction that there are NO true “journalists” out there anymore. You have to look far and wide to find someone that is willing to just “report the news”. Maybe the dumbing down of Americans over the past 50 years has brought us to the point where these so-called journalists (and really its their bosses running the show) feel that the typical American cannot decipher the news for themselves, but have to be led in their thinking. Its either that or there is truly a bias in the media and an agenda as to the leanings of said media.

  13. I enjoy watching the news in the morning. The distraction is the idiot Jack in the back round. I have to switch off the channel and at times do not come back. I wish you could put him in a different location. I have friends that agree with me so letting you know.

  14. Where is Diane??? I think I saw her on GMA, eating? Kendis has the worst comments. His remarks are juvenile and in such poor taste. Diane at least is interesting and appropriate. I’ve watched WNN since the first show. I’ve never said much. Glad TJ is gone. I couldn’t stand to hear him complain about how tired he was. But he was good when he was up to the task. Reena was great! Kendis needs to grow up. The subs for Diane are excellent also.

  15. I can’t take it anymore. I just cannot watch these two and hear them one more time. The embellished small talk and effort to laugh unnaturally has now sent me to the moon. I will be the next story to air on ABC Nightly News and beyond – “Indiana woman sends herself into orbit and will miss Christmas with her family. She will be missed but it is reported that she left presents for her 3 beloved girls.”
    I simply cannot tell you how many times I have dreamed of writing this comment.
    Perhaps they could fill another role somewhere, but this isn’t their gig.
    Please, someone. Make it stop.

  16. Vlad on CBS is soooo creepy!!!

  17. i love this show! This show should be on longer . Start them at 2:30am. Happy Birthday, 25 years. With the new President elect- Good luck. Maybe you can show where we can buy a Pussy Cat hat or make a donation to the cause? Will you be joining the March?

  18. Are they Drunk? Couldn’t sleep last night (3:30 -EST) and turned TV on. Since I am an avid ABC watcher my TV was set on ABC and World News Now was on. What a disappointment. Anchors Diane and Ryan were so immature, silly and trying to appear “cool” that I thought they may be drunk!! They were constantly trying to “one up each other”, at times tried to come up with examples concerning the topics being discussed and couldn’t, talked about ” deflowering” and overall were a poor representation of ABC news programs. I am so glad that I usually watch GMA, Action News and World News Tonight with David Muir- programs that have genuine , responsible and mature anchors reporting the news while still being entertaining and informative. Next time I can’t sleep- I’m changing the channel!

  19. So sick of seeing Kendis with his fake self. He is just not funny, amusing, or even cute. He looks like Skeletor. Please get a new man to co-anchor. One day when he was telling his guest to wrap it up by twirling his finger really put me off. He thinks he is clever but quite the opposite just seems so contrived in all that he does not sincere at all.

    • The girl that is on the World news tonight, 8/28/18 is so silly. She laughs with each and every sentence. Tell her to be a bit more serious and stop being so silly by laughing and giggling every other word.

  20. Diane and Kendis are totally out of their league. They are NOT news anchors. They obviously feel they are there to entertain us with mundane side comments and continual antics. Neither one could successfully carry on a serious news interview with a respectable guest. When their show comes back on after a commercial break and they are wildly dancing in their seats, it is the height of irresponsible and contrived entertainment/journalism. I also agree with the writer re. the guy in the background. He is a totally obnoxious annoyance. Get rid of all three of these incompetent wanna be newscasters. The only truly professional and competent female journalist you ever had on was Reena Ninan. You have NEVER had a competent male newscaster on the overnight news.
    Kendis might think he is, but he is completely mistaken. Any comment he makes that is not straight from a written script reveals how truly incompetent he is.
    Please revamp your news program now. I can no longer stomach their immaturity and incompetence.
    CBS warrants a look at how good journalism can really be.

  21. I like Kendis.

  22. I guess I am getting older & wiser & am finding myself turning on my tele straight to 6abc news @ usually 2:30am & I must say that watching “responsible & straight-laced” news anchors ALL DAY LONG is/can be quite boring! I enjoy Diane/Kendis on WNN very much! I’m a 38 year old woman & I don’t want to watch the same news delivered the same way all day long. It gets mundane and a bit “been there & heard/seen that!” I can appreciate some good laughs & dance moves to “work, work, work, work, work” while transitioning into “appropriate” delivery of the world news now! Diane is my fav and her smile is an instant ice breaker!!! Love WNN & the #WNNPOLKA!!!! Do ur thang Diane

  23. I didn’t realize people watched the news as entertainment; it’s only a news program!

  24. I’ve been watching WNN for ever! Sometimes, I think WoW, too much caffeine …:-). but the truth be told, I love it. I get up at 3:00 a.m., and this show is both informative and refreshing. I love Diane and Kendis has grown on me. ( I can’t for the likes of me understand why he removes his tie mid way) Tj needs to buy some suits.

  25. OMG. Cannot stand the antics of these two any longer.
    It is ABC News Now. I do NOT want to watch you dance in your seats, sing along, and see which one can be more obnoxious and less professional. You are truly incompetent.
    I’ll be tuning in to CBS for real news coverage.
    Yes! Bring back Reena.

    • I love watching Diane miss Cito and Kendis Gibson
      They make me smile with the news these days getting worse and worse it’s good to have some fun news and fun news anchors to wake up to and start the day
      I guess some people don’t have much of a sense of humor and wake up as crabapples LOL

      • Name correction: Diane Macedo
        I was using talk to text to write this previous reply
        I guess my New Englandaccent screwed it up

  26. Lillian sums up my feelings exactly!

  27. This is too painful to watch. This was the first and last time I watch these two morons.

  28. Kendis, Diane & WNN, keep up the good work. I loved the program. Can’t please all the people all the time.

    • I agree! ??

  29. I’m glad world news now has Diane Macedo’s and Kendis Gibson I actually look forward to turning on the TV when I wake up in the wee hours of the morning I had a great time on Facebook live with Diane Macedo and Kendis too ???
    I hope they keep these two anchors for a long time

  30. Would it be possible to have Diane stop dancing while behind the desk? It would appear every time music cues she finds the need to look ridiculous. It’s annoying and unprofessional. I have started to flip back and for between CBS and NBC because I can’t help but turn the channel when she starts doing the “jiggle”

  31. I have started switching channels. What has happened ABC? Diane and Kendis were initially refreshing but recently they behave as though they are auditioning for the GIGGLE HOUR or Diane a place on Broadway. Ban their Java or Spirits while they are on the air.

  32. Watching WNN with the current anchors Diane and Kendis results in ‘nightmares’. The mere idea that other news anchors might mimic the unprofessional on air antics of these two makes me nervous that I will have no alternative stations to switch too.
    Get rid of these two ‘entertainers’ because they are definitely not serious news anchors. I enjoy a joke every now and then but these two are rude and boring!

  33. I enjoy Diane and Kendis, but please Stop showing the guy in the background behind them all the time. It’s distracting and he ads Nothing to the show by his comments and nodding all the time.

  34. I love watching the news again. Kendis and Diane make it a lot easier to watch with all the tragedy in the world going on. In Mary Poppins terms, they are my spoon full of sugar to take in the news. Keep up the good work.

  35. Watching ABC this past year was both informative and irritating as I watched Diane trying to encourage a male seduction from Kendis with her continual touching of him while displaying encouraging body language to accompany the sexual male stimulation. In today’s world of sexual misconduct accusations against men it would appear ABC is allowing Kendis to be exploited by Diane.

  36. Love love Diane and Kendis team!!!! (No lip smacking Reena no more!..yeah..gone)
    Keep Diane and Kendis please!!!! They have a great chemistry……….

  37. I really enjoy watching Kendis and Diane they almost flirt to the point where I feel they are together off camera. I know Diane is married but they just seem so naturally happy on air together
    Haven’t been watching many years just watch once in a while when I can’t sleep, anyone else notice or has this been the way the shows been produced for years?
    Think they make a good team!

  38. Please get a new anchor with Kendis!!!! There are a group of about 30 of us who have now switched to CBS! Love Kendis but cannot STAND the SHOWBOATER and narcisstic Diane Macedo. Look at the feedback on facebook and other places. You really made a mistake on this one. And, now trying to edge her way on GMA. That will affect them, too. She is not an Amy Roebuck or Lara! Look for someone who wants to tell the story – not be thrilled with herself.

  39. I love WNN. I especially love Kendra n Dianne. They make it fun delivering the news so early in he morning. Great choice. Keep them. Devoted WNN fan.

  40. Kendis Gibson is the most annoying person I’ve watched in a long time!!!! Thinks he is so clever but NOT!!!! Not sincere or genuine at all. Complete phony and comes off so awkward on camera!!!! Please replace him with a professional co-anchor!!!!

  41. I enjoy watching this program but have to stop watching because of the guy in the background always trying to get the viewers attention. He makes the show unwatchable with his attention seeking. I dont know how the producers dont realize viewers find him annoying.

  42. I love them both together, no one can like just boring news all the time. The guy in the background does not bother me at all. Wondering why Kendis always puts a tie on for the last part of the show.

  43. Wow, what a bunch of sniveling crybabies!!!
    Kendis and Diane work well together. The point is to break up the news and have fun. It’s late night!!! The worst news is after 8am. Boring boring and Jerry Springer types.
    Kendis and Diane are great and two good looking anchors. You did good ABC I stay up just to watch them and to work by 6am.
    So, you crybabies need to watch something else because evidently what you watch isn’t worth watching if you are staying up to watch late night.

  44. I love Kendis and Diane, enjoy seeing TJ, Paula and other past people from the program occasionally on ABC. I wait for them when I cannot sleep. A fresh change from the blah news.

  45. OMG! I love Diane and Kandis! They are professional when warranted and silly to ease the tension of dome of the news! I enjoy their antics and actually lol sometimes… even tho i risk waling up my family!
    I ❤️ It when Diane brings her beautiful bunny on show! Its hilarious! Please keep ‘em!

  46. This show seems to have lost its “Mojo”. I loved getting up around 3:00 a.m. to watch WNN. It was unique and different from every other news programme. I had not seen it for several weeks but got up early this morning (June 21, 2018) to see its 4:00 a.m. version. I was shocked to see that the set had changed and the wonderful guy who used to sit at the back of Dianne and Kendis was no longer there. The body language of the anchors was totally off as well. They simply read the news. I did notice, however, that NBC seems to have found the “Mojo” that WNN has lost.

  47. Diane and Kendis are the best and work amazingly well together — bringing humanity back to the news !

  48. I love watching Diane and Kendis. They make all the depressing news out of Washington at least tolerable. Their chemistry should be cloned and sold to CBS and NBC. I have missed Diane the past few weeks and can’t wait for her to come back. The replacement bubble heafs are hard to watch and listen to. Keep up the great work ABC!!!

  49. Darn fat fingers. Should have read “bubble heads”. Sorry.

  50. Diane and Kendis are awesome-their banter with one another makes the news entertaining!
    It’s not the same when one of them is not there & a sub fills in…
    At least Reena Ninan is gone, sorry but I was not a fan at all!

  51. ABC made the right move removing Reena Ninan!

  52. I watch World News Now nightly. There have been anchor changes through the years and I have enjoyed them all. Kendis & Diane are great together, ; They compliment each other & I appreciate their humor.
    However, get rid of that guy, Jack, who is completely annoying, with his continuous yelling out when interrupting the program., In my opinion he adds nothing but aggravation.. Jack is obviously a deterrent, and if ABC considers him a person who improves their ratings they are definitely wrong. He needs a zipper installed on his mouth for sure. He sits in front of a computer & is constantly making gestures. Yikes, it’s difficult to tolerate the obnoxious Jack!

  53. Rob Nelson and Paula Faris were on point …as co-anchors.

  54. Candice isn’t leaving just to the other chair beside him so audience looking at him on the right side

  55. My bad kendis

  56. Get rid of the guy in the background annoyingly distracting jack if we wanted to watch him we would find a low budget movie people DO NOT WANT THAT!!!!!! Plz. Good way to lose ratings

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