ABC News hires Elizabeth Smart

Kidnap victim to offer commentary on abduction cases

ABC News has hired Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped as a teenager in 2002 and held captive for nine months, as a contributor.

Smart is slated to appear on multiple ABC platforms, including such programs as “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” She is expected to come on the air in the next few weeks.

“She’ll help our viewers better understand missing person stories from someone with the perspective to know what a family experiences when a loved one goes missing,” said ABC communications veep Julie Townsend. “And her contributions will be focused on looking ahead, not looking back at her own story.”

Townsend said Discussions were on “for quite some time,” she said.

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