ABC anchor Bill Weir off to CNN; Dan Harris named as replacement
Nightline co-anchor Bill Weir's new "opportunity in the news business" is finally confirmed: Weir departs the ABC News program to take on the technology beat as CNN's chief “innovation correspondent."
"You know the strange exhilaration that comes while skinny-dipping? Just felt it changing my user name on Twitter," Weir shared on Twitter, after altering his handle from "BillWeirABC" to "BillWeirCNN." (Be advised, in case you've been mentioning the wrong handle!)
"Farewell to @BillWeirCNN, who is leaving ABC for CNN. Best anchor voice in TV," reflected Darren Rovell at ABC and ESPN.
"And most clever writer," added Fox 31 Denver's Jeremy Hubbard.
"Welcome to the CNN family @BillWeirCNN - looking forward to you coming on my show!" Piers Morgan tweeted him.
Meanwhile, Dan Harris will take Weir's place alongside Cynthia McFadden and Dan Abrams in co-anchoring the Nightline program. Interestingly, Harris replaced Weir once before--on weekends for Good Morning America when Weir first left for Nightline in 2010. This time, however, Harris will be keeping his role with GMA.
"My new home," Harris tweeted, sharing this instagram. "So happy to join the team at nightline. (Not leaving weekend gma, though!)"
"Congrats to fellow former NECN-er @danbharris on his new gig @Nightline. Looking forward to seeing you late night and early AM."
Sounds as if Harris somehow manages to be both an early bird and a night owl. Congratulations to all.
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