Christiane Amanpour Leaving ABC’s ‘This Week’, Returning to CNN

One year after Christiane Amanpour left CNN to join up with ABC’s This Week, the anchor is set to make a return to CNN, the network announced today. In her place, Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos will be returning as the host of This Week.

According to the network, Amanpour will begin hosting a weekday segment in 2012 on CNN International, which the anchor left in 2010.

“Christiane Amanpour has been synonymous with international reporting and with CNN for many years,” CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton said in a statement. “We could not be happier that through this unique arrangement with ABC News, her experience and global perspective are returning to a nightly news broadcast for our international audience.”

Amanpour isn’t leaving ABC entirely, however; as part of a “unique arrangement” with ABC, she’ll stick around as a “global affairs anchor” and is planned to host “multiple” specials during primetime for ABC News.

“I am looking forward to getting back into the field to report stories on global issues that matter greatly to the American people,” Amanpour said in a statement. “At the same time, I will be broadcasting once again to hundreds of millions of people across the world with a weekday show on CNN International.”

ABC says that Stephanopoulos will continue hosting Good Morning America, but ABC says that he may be doing so on a 4-day schedule.

“Christiane has had an absolutely remarkable year at ABC News, with world-beating exclusives,” ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that she will be able to get back out in the field, bringing these important global stories back to our audiences, particularly primetime.”

Source: CNN