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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