Thursday, March 18, 2010

ABC News Taps Amanpour to Host 'This Week'

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Barring a last-minute blow-up, ABC News is expected to install longtime CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour as host of its Sunday morning gabfest "This Week."

Amanpour, 52, who joined CNN as an entry-level assistant in 1983, has hosted a 30-minute interview series on CNN, immodestly titled Amanpour. She would succeed George Stephanopoulos, who has moved over to co-host ABC's Good Morning America.

Amanpour, an award-winning foreign correspondent, has previously been based in London and New York City, where she presently resides with her son and husband, a State Dept. spokesperson and former Asst. Secretary of State. Not known for her political reporting, Amanpour's ease strolling through war zones would likely smooth her transition to Beltway brawling in Washington, D.C.

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