Christiane Amanpour leaves CNN for ABC's 'This Week'

christiane-amanpour-320.jpgChristiane Amanpour is leaving CNN.

The reporter will greet viewers Sunday mornings on ABC's "This Week," reports Variety. She's taking over the spot that George Stephanopoulos vacated for the network's "Good Morning America."

Amanpour, 52, will also appear on other ABC News programs and in primetime documentaries, mainly on subjects with an international focus.

Her move from cable to network doesn't happen until August though, so Jake Tapper is filling in for "This Week" in the meantime.

In a memo from ABC News head David Westin said:

"With Christiane we have the opportunity to provide our audiences with something different on Sunday mornings. We will continue to provide the best in interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies. But now we will add to that an international perspective.

"Christiane will bring the international and the domestic together, in the interviews she does and in the roundtable over which she presides. Our audience has come to us for years to see differing points of views expressed in intelligent and compelling ways; now the different points of view will be expanded beyond partisan politics alone."

Amanpour is the latest CNN reporter, including Erica Hill and Betty Nguyen, to leave CNN for a network gig.

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George Stephanopoulos joins ABC's 'Good Morning America'
Betty Nguyen leaves CNN for CBS
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