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ABC News taps Walter

DC journo to replace Chalian as political director

Amy Walter has joined as political director of ABC News, replacing David Chalian, who left the Alphabet in June to become the political editor of “PBS NewsHour.” Walter’s official start date is Aug. 16.

Walter joins ABC from the National Journal’s daily political publication “The Hotline,” where she was editor-in-chief. She earned kudos for her stint at the Cook Political Report, where she earned a reputation as an expert on congressional elections.

Walter will oversee all political coverage at ABC News and will provide on-air analysis on ABC News programs.

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