Tom Llamas, the weekend anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, has dramatically quit the network to move to rival NBC. Llamas, 41, is being lined up for a wide-ranging role across NBC News that involves work across the network’s news shows, streaming services and MSNBC.
ABC News said today that Tom Llamas will anchor the Saturday and Sunday iterations of World News Tonight, and Cecilia Vega has been promoted to senior White House correspondent.
The network said Monday that Cecilia Vega, who has worked for ABC since 2011 after working in local news in San Francisco, will work on Saturdays. Tom Llamas, who came to ABC from NBC’s New York affiliate, will work Sunday night.