Christiane Amanpour Starts Hosting ‘This Week’ on Sunday

'This Week' Host Christiane Amanpour (Photo: ABC News)

'This Week' Host Christiane Amanpour (Photo: ABC News)

NEW YORK – ABC’s Christiane Amanpour officially joins the Sunday morning talk world this weekend.

The former CNN international reporter starts her new job as host of ‘This Week‘ beginning this Sunday, Aug. 1. Amanpour was a surprise hire to replace George Stephanopoulos on the Sunday political show, which competes with NBC’s ‘Meet the Press‘ and CBS’ ‘Face the Nation.’

With an August start, ABC wants Amanpour to get in the Sunday morning rhythm and get a few shows done before the political season starts in earnest.

Jake Tapper has filled in as host for the past several months.

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