At a time when ABC News is cutting back on international news operations in an effort to cut costs, Amanpour brings a wealth of experience and connections that may transcent ABC News operations on the ground internationally.
“With Christiane we have the opportunity to provide our audiences with something different on Sunday mornings,” said ABC News President David Westin in an e-mail to ABC News personnel. “We will continue to provide the best in interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies. But now we will add to that an international perspective.”
Amanpour, 52, will join ABC News in August. In the meantime, ABC’s Jake Tapper will continue to host “This Week.” via LA Times