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Diane Sawyer leaving ABC's ‘World News,’ George Stephanopoulos named chief anchor of ABC News

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Diane Sawyer is stepping down from anchoring ABC's “World News,” and will be replaced by David Muir. George Stephanopoulos, meanwhile, is being promoted to chief anchor of ABC News.

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Sawyer reached out to then-ABC News chief Ben Sherwood last year about transitioning out of ABC's nightly news show to focus more on in-depth stories, particularly her “Hidden America” investigations.

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