Diane Sawyer Leaving ‘World News’

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14:  Diane Sawyer attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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    It’s a generational change of the guards at ABC News, as World News anchor Diane Sawyer will be stepping down and succeeded by 20/20 anchor David Muir. However, there is a twist in the news, as George Stephanopoulos is being made chief anchor, meaning he, not Muir, will lead the network’s coverage of breaking stories and election nights. Sawyer, meanwhile, will focus on Barbara Walters-style interviews and specials. This may set up a battle between Muir and Stephanopoulos, because this move relegates Muir to what one insider said is a mere news reader “doing six intros a night.”

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