Martha Raddatz Named Co-Anchor of ABC’s ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’

Martha Raddatz Named Co-Anchor of ABC's
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ABC News has formally named longtime correspondent Martha Raddatz as co-anchor of its Sunday morning program “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Raddatz, ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent, has alternated in the “This Week” anchor chair with Stephanopoulos and has been a regular contributor to the public affairs program.

“Over the past several years the show has risen to great new heights with George, our chief anchor, at the helm, and with Martha playing a key role in anchoring and reporting for the program from Washington and from around the globe,” ABC News president James Goldston wrote in a memo to staffers announcing Raddatz’ appointment.

The personnel maneuvers take place after Stephanopoulos has taken on many more duties at ABC News. He is a co-host on morning show “Good Morning America” and also the news unit’s chief anchor, tasked with taking the desk when stories of national or global importance break. Internally, Stephanopoulos’ favorite duty is said to be the Sunday public-affairs program.

The competition in this particular arena has grown more heady in recent months, with both NBC and CBS instilling new faces in front of the camera at “Meet the Press,” where Chuck Todd holds forth, and “Face the Nation,” where John Dickerson took over duties once in the hands of Bob Schieffer.

Raddatz joined ABC News in January, 1999 as the network’s State Department correspondent. She also served a time covering the White House before being named chief global affairs correspondent. Prior to joining ABC News, she worked for NPR and Boston’s WCVB.

With Raddatz’s promotion to co-anchor, ABC News has tabbed chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl as substitute “The Week” anchor.

 

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  1. Jon Bustos says:

    I personally like to watch news readers who appear professional and pleasant. Her overly emotional display of dissatisfaction of the election resuls. She’s angry because Clinton lost and she can keep her emotions separated from her profession. Stephanopoulos was the press secretary for Clinton the brilliant program director gives her a promotion. GOODBYE ABC

  2. Tanis Ignacio says:

    Martha “you are so honest & Genuine I wish you were running for president. I love to listen to you ever chance, I get .Keep up the good work .”””

  3. Sheila Fukawa says:

    I like the show. I saw it this morning and I want to know if other Secretaries of State benefitted personally from their positions in the State Department. I don’t remember any conflicts when Colin Powell or Madeline Albright were in the office. Today’s paper says the Clinton foundation has netted $153 million in the pay per play while she was Secretary of State. Please let us know if there were any other conflicts of interest in this position.

  4. linda says:

    will not be watching her if she is not professional or unbiased…she leaves a sour taste in my mouth, while not allowing guests to speak…if she wants to campaign for a candidate, she should take a leave, and allow someone else to do a fair and impartial job

  5. Tom Horonzy says:

    Dear Martha, slanting news in the normal fashion, pointing fingers at the governor for Flint’s problems when it has to start at the local DEMOCRATIC party who has ruled the city forever supported by a Democratic Governor from 2003-11, She asks Jeb if the present Gov should resign. I ask the same for the DNC leaders on ABC why Martha and company are still the voice of the network.

  6. S Hein says:

    If Martha is going to be the host with her grating voice and superior attitude toward the guests, you can plan on the show failing soon. Last time she was interviewing a guest, she interruped them so many times it was ridiculous because they couldn’t even make a point. I, for one, will not be watching any more when she is on instead of George. In my opinion, she is a poor choice.

  7. MarinMichael says:

    George must be pretty confident he is going to once again be a Clinton Press Secretary in Hillary’s White House OR ABC is finally pushing him out as the public discovers his continuing close ties to the Clinton that clouds his integrity and news judgement.

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