ABC's George Stephanopoulos signs off "This Week"
George Stephanopoulos, who last month became one of the hosts of ABC's "Good Morning America," this morning officially ended his seven-year run as anchor of the network's Sunday-morning, Washington, D.C.-based public-affairs program "This Week With George Stephanopoulos."
"That's our show for today. It is also my last regular Sunday here at 'This Week,' " Stephanopoulos said at the conclusion of the broadcast. "Thanks to all of you for watching so faithfully all these years, and thanks to the outstanding staff and crew here for making 'This Week' the special program it will always be."
Stephanopoulos, a former communications chief in the Clinton White House, did not say who would succeed him as anchor of the Sunday program.
An ABC News spokeswoman said no decision had been made on a new regular anchor but a rotation of correspondents, including Terry Moran and Jake Tapper, would continue to guest anchor the show. There has been speculation that ABC is considering veteran newsman Ted Koppel, former anchor of ABC's "Nightline," for the job. ABC News spokeswoman Emily Lenzner said the network was considering several candidates.
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Photo: George Stephanopoulos. Credit: Lauren Victoria Burke / ABC