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Variety, ABC News

‘Nightline’ Co-Anchor Stepping Down

Jun 11, 2019  •  Post A Comment

One of the co-anchors of ABC’s venerable late-night newsmagazine “Nightline” will be stepping down from his role on the program. Variety reports that Dan Harris, who has been with ABC News since 2000 and has been a co-anchor on “Nightline” since 2013, is exiting the show.

Variety reports that Harris wants to focus more on a growing business that has come from his 2014 book “10% Happier,” which touts the benefits of meditation.

“Harris will remain as a co-anchor during the weekend edition of ‘GMA’ and host an ABC News podcast inspired by the book,” Variety adds.

The report quotes a note Harris sent to his colleagues today in which he says: “It is a high class problem: I simply have too many awesome things on my plate, between weekend ‘GMA,’ ‘Nightline,’ and the expanding ‘10%’ juggernaut (which, by the way, never would have come into being without an astounding level of support from ABC News). So why, given all the options, did I decide to drop the ‘Nightline’ anchor gig? Because, frankly, you deserve an anchor who gives it his or her all.”

Here’s a “Nightline” clip posted by ABC News in which Harris talks about having a panic attack on the air and revisits a clip of the incident …

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  1. Dan,
    I enjoyed reading your article very much as my 24 year son has been struggling with the same issue. For a moment, our family was wondering whether he was going crazy or bipolar. However, your article has given me a better understanding of what he has been dealing with within the last year. Thank you!

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