List of ABC Evening News anchors

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ABC Evening News anchors lists the announcers, journalists, newscasters and commentators who have appeared as principal news presenters for the American ABC network's flagship weekday evening news program which, since December 21, 2009, has been titled ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.

  • H. R. Baukhage and Jim Gibbons (News and Views, August 11, 1948 – March 30, 1951; After the Deadlines, April 2, 1951 – October 3, 1952)[1]
  • Bryson Rash, Pauline Frederick, Gordon Fraser and Leo Cherne (All-Star News, October 6, 1952 – January 2, 1953-----prime-time news, one hour Mondays and Wednesdays, half hour other nights)
  • ABC network has no evening news broadcast Monday through Friday (January 5, 1953 – October 9, 1953)
  • John Daly (John Daly and the News, October 12, 1953 – September 12, 1958)
  • Don Goddard (ABC News, September 15, 1958 – May 8, 1959, at 7:15–7:30 (Eastern and Pacific time), followed three hours later by John Daly and the News at 10:30–10:45 (Eastern and Pacific)
  • John Daly (John Daly and the News, May 11, 1959 – December 16, 1960)
  • Bill Shadel (ABC Evening Report, December 19, 1960 – September 22, 1961)
  • Bill Lawrence, Al Mann and John Cameron Swayze (ABC Evening Report, September 25, 1961 – March 23, 1962, at 6 or 7, followed four or five hours later by 10-minute ABC News Final with Ron Cochran)
  • Ron Cochran (ABC Evening Report, March 26, 1962 – January 29, 1965) also anchorman for 10-minute news at 11 pm until March 29, 1963; followed on the late news by Murphy Martin (April 2, 1963 – May 29, 1964) and Bob Young (June 1, 1964 – January 8, 1965)
  • Peter Jennings (ABC Evening Report / ABC Evening News, February 1, 1965 – December 29, 1967-----program expanded to half-hour as ABC News on January 9, 1967)
  • Bob Young (ABC Evening News, January 1, 1968 – May 24, 1968)
  • Frank Reynolds (ABC Evening News, May 27, 1968 – May 16, 1969)
  • Frank Reynolds and Howard K. Smith (ABC Evening News, May 19, 1969 – December 4, 1970)[2]
  • Howard K. Smith and Harry Reasoner (ABC Evening News, December 7, 1970 – September 5, 1975)
  • Harry Reasoner (ABC Evening News, September 8, 1975 – October 1, 1976)
  • Harry Reasoner and Barbara Walters (ABC Evening News, October 4, 1976 – July 7, 1978)
  • Frank Reynolds, Max Robinson and Peter Jennings (World News Tonight, July 10, 1978 – April 20, 1983)
  • Max Robinson and Peter Jennings (World News Tonight, April 23, 1983 – September 2, 1983)
  • Peter Jennings (ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, September 5, 1983 – April 5, 2005)
  • Bob Woodruff and Elizabeth Vargas (ABC World News, January 3  – May 26, 2006)
  • Charles Gibson (ABC World News with Charles Gibson, May 29, 2006 – December 18, 2009)
  • Diane Sawyer (ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, since December 21, 2009)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shedden, David (April 4, 2006; updated September 8, 2011). "Early TV Anchors". Poynter Institute. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Auster, Albert (undated). "Smith, Howard K.". Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved January 1, 2012.

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