HLN anchor heads to ABC

Ryan Smith will soon join ABC News as a New York-based correspondent and legal analyst. Previously an anchor with HLN, starting early next year Smith is also charged with providing legal analysis on all ESPN’s programs and platforms.

"Excited to be joining a new family today - ABC & ESPN!" Smith shared on Twitter, before adding, "Thanks to my family at HLN. I leave after four wonderful years and with a lifetime of memories."

"Hey @BenSherwoodABC! Congrats on the hiring of @ryansmithtv," tweeted CNN's Roland Martin. "@byronpitts said you were committed to diversity, and it's appreciated!"

"Welcome to @ABC and @ESPN," greeted ABC social media editor Micah Grimes.

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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