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Another News Shakeup: George Stephanopoulos Returns To This Week As Christiane Amanpour Returns To CNN

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George Stephanopoulos was once the anchor of This Week on ABC, but left the job to take the role of co-anchor on Good Morning America. The void was later filled by Christiane Amanpour last year, who left her post as CNN's chief international correspondent after 27 years.

The tables are now turning again as Christiane has decided to return to CNN, this time to host a new weekday show for CNN International. Rather than bring some newbie into the all too important role, George will be returning to This Week as of next year, to anchor the ABC news show. No worries though; there won’t be a vacancy at the Good Morning table. George will pull double duty, balancing hosting both programs.

Phew! That was a lot to get through!

It seems the change in lineup hasn’t taken a toll on the competing networks. In fact, both sides seem pretty happy with the deal, especially CNN. The network’s Worldwide President Jim Walton said in an e-mail message to CNN staff:

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Christiane Amanpour Hassled In Egypt

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It's rough out there for a pimp reporter.

If you're a news syndicate who hasn't sent a reporter to Egypt to cover the riots, do yourselves a favor and don't! Things aren't going so well for the ones who've gone thus far.

First of all, there's the awful situation with Anderson Cooper. He's stuck right now in a building in Cairo unable to safely travel the streets.

Now, we've got video of Christiane Amanpour being hassled by a group of men for being American. Put simply, they "hate" her and wanted her to leave immediately.

We got very nervous watching this video. (above) We're just glad she cut when she did. Who knows how bad it could have gotten.

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Christiane Amanpour Says Goodbye To CNN

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International reporter Christiane Amanpour gave her final goodbye on CNN Friday after being with the network for 27 years. She will be joining the ABC News family, where she will be anchoring the Sunday morning program, This Week.

Check out the video to see some classic moments as well as her last thoughts.

"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, 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."

Good luck on your new job, bb!

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Christiane Amanpour To Host This Week!

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ABC News President David Westin announced that CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour will be replacing George Stephanopoulos as the anchor of This Week!

He said in a statement:

"I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will join ABC News as the new anchor of This Week. A highly respected journalist recognized around the world for her reporting, she brings to her new position a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a deep commitment to bringing news of the world to the American people."

Amanpour adds:

"I'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor This Week and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.

I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."

What do U think?

Will Christiane be a good fit on This Week??

[Image via WENN.]

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