David Muir To Lead Breaking-News Duties At ABC

David Muir will start to lead breaking-news duties at ABC News, a new effort by the Walt Disney unit to rework an unorthodox arrangement involving two of its top anchors. Under a new structure, Muir will largely handle the bulk of ABC News’ special reports and news of national importance, while George Stephanopoulos, the Good Morning America and This Week anchor may shepherd similar efforts in the morning, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Stephanopoulos Lobbies To Succeed Trebek

Following Alex Trebek’s death on Sunday at age 80, George Stephanopoulos’ reps are already lobbying for the ABC News anchor to become the next host of the hit game show Jeopardy, a highly placed person with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.

ABC Gives Stephanopoulos 4-Year Extension

ABC News has signed star anchor George Stephanopoulos to a new, four-year contract that will keep him with the company through the 2020 presidential election, a network source confirmed Tuesday.

Stephanopoulos Out As Debate Moderator

ABC News anchor George voluntarily stepped away from the Feb. 6 GOP presidential debate, ABC News said Thursday. It is one of nine debates sanctioned by the Republican National Committee. The co-host of Good Morning America and host of the Sunday morning public affairs program This Week earlier had apologized for not disclosing his contributions to the Clinton Foundation to his employer and viewers.