Martin Bashir Leaving ABC’s ‘Nightline’ for NBC

by | July 22, 2010 at 11:33 AM | TV News

Martin Bashir (Photo: ABC News)

Martin Bashir (Photo: ABC News)

NEW YORK – ‘Nightline‘ co-anchor Martin Bashir is leaving ABC News to become an anchor for MSNBC and a contributor to ‘Dateline NBC.’

NBC announced Thursday that Bashir will anchor a daily afternoon program on MSNBC in addition to his new role with ‘Dateline NBC.’ The switch will take effect in September.

Bashir joined ABC’s newsmagazine ‘20/20‘ in 2004 and became a ‘Nightline’ co-anchor a year later.

Meanwhile, ABC News announced that Bill Weir, who co-anchors the weekend edition of ‘Good Morning America,’ will join ‘Nightline’ alongside current co-anchors Terry Moran and Cynthia McFadden. They, with Bashir, made up the original three-host format that replaced Ted Koppel in 2005.

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