Amanda Knox will give her first television interview to ABC News.
The network made the announcement this morning, saying:
“Now, after the dramatic Italian trial, conviction, and the court appeal that finally acquitted and freed her she will speak to ABC News.”
ABC said that the Know interview will air April 30, the same day her memoir Waiting to Be Heard is published. Knox reportedly signed a $4 million book deal to tell her story and her first interview has been highly coveted by news networks.
The Amanda Knox intervew will air on ABC on April 30 at 10 PM EST. Diane Sawyer will conduct the interview which will be broadcast across all ABC platforms.
Knox, who was held in an Italian prison for four years for murdering her roommate, was acquitted in 2011 when a jury found that her conviction in 2007 was largely based on faulty DNA evidence.
The interview and the book Waiting to Be Heard will not be the first time that we’ve heard the story of Amanda Knox. Raffaele Sollecito, who was also wrongfully convicted for the murder of Meredith Kercher, also released a book about his experience. Sollecito’s account of the story, Honor Bound, My Journey to Hell and Back With Amanda Knox, was published early this year.
There was also a a Lifetime movie made about the Amanda Knox trial.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 11, 2013