Stephanopoulos Takes GMA Gig, Wants More News
Former Clinton aide will replace Diane Sawyer on ABC show
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 11:11 AM CST
George Stephanopoulos.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – George Stephanopoulos has accepted ABC's offer to take over Diane Sawyer’s co-anchor chair on Good Morning America and will start Monday. The shuffling means that Chris Cuomo is out as news anchor at GMA, to be replaced by JuJu Chang. Cuomo's fate with the network is unclear, but he's in the running to co-host 20/20, reports Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post.

Stephanopoulos had been insistent on giving the show a newsier edge during his negotiations. He presumably won the fight because he's already making plans to move his family from DC to New York. It's still not clear if he will be allowed to hang on to his Sunday This Week show. The network plans a news conference tomorrow.

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ljm
Dec 9, 2009 9:03 AM CST
I hope he succeeds in getting more news on GMA. The show is completely irrelevant now. Have not watched it in years.
Sterling_Archer
Dec 9, 2009 8:07 AM CST
Stephanopoulos and Snuffleupagus every morning?! There are good days ahead America! Good days ahead!
waloki
Dec 9, 2009 7:23 AM CST
Agree, This Week is required viewing on Sunday morning, would be a shame if he left. He's a tonic for the insipid Chris Wallace.