Diane Sawyer officially signed off from ABC World News tonight after five years behind the desk. She said it’s been a “deep privilege” to sit in the anchor chair, and assured viewers despite her departure, she wouldn’t really be going anywhere.
Sawyer will be moving on to running an ABC News team that will produce news specials and conduct high-profile interviews.
In her sign-off tonight, Sawyer said, “It has been wonderful to be the home port for the brave and brilliant forces of ABC News around the world.” She promised that the show would not change after she leaves, and as for her own future, “I am not slowing down, but gearing up in a new way.”
Sawyer concluded, “With gratitude for these years, I thank you, and I’ll see you right back here on ABC News very soon.”
David Muir will take over ABC’s nightly news program next Tuesday, September 2nd.
Watch Sawyer’s sign-off below, via ABC:
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