Byron Pitts to Replace Dan Abrams on ‘Nightline’ Anchor Team

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ABC News has tapped chief national correspondent Byron Pitts to replace Dan Abrams as one of “Nightline’s” three co-anchors.

Abrams will remain the Alphabet’s chief legal analyst, but ABC News prexy James Goldston said in a memo issued Thursday that Abrams intends to return to full-time work on his Abrams Media Network digital business. Pitts has been chief national correspondent since 2013.

“Byron is a truly passionate storyteller and deep thinker about the critical issues of our time, as his work from Soweto to Ferguson makes clear,” Goldston wrote.

Abrams had co-anchored “Nightline” with Dan Harris and Juju Chang since June 2013. He joined ABC News as chief legal analyst in 2011, after a long run at MSNBC.

His Abrams Media Network is a collection of websites covering various tech and lifestyle topics, including Mediaite, Geekosystem, Styleite and Jane Dough.

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  1. Joe says:

    Dan Abrams always was the weak link on that show.

  2. Great choice ABC. Very happy for Byron Pitts. Worked with him at CBS and he’s a first rate journalist and human being.

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