Amanpour Named This Week Anchor

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has been tapped by ABC News to be the new anchor of This Week, following in the steps of George Stephanopoulos. She will focus the program on international issues and anchor longer prime-time documentary projects in her new position. “We will continue to provide the best in interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies” but, with Amanpour, “we will add to that an international perspective,” ABC News President David Westin said in a statement Thursday. Amanpour has reported on world conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans and has spoken with leaders and military chiefs from some of the most tenuous areas for global exclusives. “I’m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News,” said Amanpour.