Christiane Amanpour, the face of CNN’s international reporting, signed off from CNN Friday after more than 25 years with the network.
“This is our final broadcast, and I want to say what a privilege it has been to be at CNN for the past 27 years,” Amanpour said. “To have had the opportunity to report the news to you all over the world, from all over the world. I have tried to be your eyes and ears in pursuit of the truth and the stories that beg to be told. That’s been my mission in the field and here in the studio.”
Amanpour is leaving Time Warner’s cable news channel to become anchor of ABC’s “This Week,” which competes with Face the Nation on CBS, Fox News Sunday and Meet the Press on NBC. In addition to anchoring “This Week,” Amanpour, who started as an assistant on the CNN assignment desk in Atlanta in 1983, will appear on other ABC News programs, as well as anchoring prime-time documentaries on international subjects. At ABC Amanpour replaces George Stephanopoulos who became the new anchor of Good Morning America in December.