Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Charles Gibson to Retire From 'World News Tonight'

My wife and I watch our local news on L.A.'s ABC-7 Eyewitness News. Normally I'm going to watch Sean Hannity at 6:00pm, but when my wife's hanging out in the living room, channel 7 will be on; and at 6:30 "World News Tonight" comes on, and we'll watch that. I've always admired Charles Gibson, and if he's a liberal, it's never really bothered me that much, even during times like this:

So, I'm not that happy to see him retire from the news business, which ABC News is reporting, "Charles Gibson to Retire from 'World News': Diane Sawyer Will Replace 'World News' Anchor in January":
Charles Gibson, who has served as anchor of "World News" since May of 2006, announced this morning that he will step down from the post at the end of this year and retire from full-time employment at ABC News.

"Good Morning America" anchor Diane Sawyer will serve as the next "World News" anchor, beginning in January.

"It has not been an easy decision to make," Gibson said in an e-mail to the "World News" staff. "This has been my professional home for almost 35 years. And I love this news department, and all who work in it, to the depths of my soul."

ABC News President David Westin said that he and Gibson have been talking about the decision for several weeks and that Gibson "has persuaded me that this is both what he wants and what is best for him."
More at the link. (Via Memeorandum.)


Average American said...

Charlie, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out!

Good riddance to that airsack!

Amy said...

Charlie will be missed but I think Diane will be a great replacement.

Lisa said...

I think Diane Sawyer is the best choice to replace Gibson.