Chris Cuomo Leaving ‘Good Morning America’ for ’20/20′

Good Morning America news anchor Chris Cuomo announced Thursday he will be leaving GMA. Cuomo will be moving to co-anchor 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas.

Chris Cuomo - 'Good Morning America'
Chris Cuomo - 'Good Morning America'

Chris Cuomo was considered a top contender for the Good Morning America anchor slot left open by Diane Sawyer‘s move to ABC’s World News Tonight. News hit the Net on Wednesday that position would go instead to former White House aide George Stephanopoulos.

Cuomo foreshadowed his resignation from GMA on Monday by posting on his Twitter feed: “Yes, change is coming. I invite it, honestly. All is good. Will tell more soon.”

Announcing his departure Thursday morning, Cuomo said he is excited about his new position with 20/20 but sad to leave GMA. “It is a dream job for a journalist like me, but it was a very difficult decision, because I am leaving a special place and crew and all of you,” Cuomo said. “You are all part of my family.”

Cuomo will be replaced on Good Morning America by correspondent Juju Chang. Friday will be the last day on GMA for both Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo.

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George Stephanopoulos Will Co-Host ‘Good Morning America’

Former White House aide George Stephanopoulos has signed on as the new co-host of Good Morning America. Stephanopoulos will replace Diane Sawyer, who is moving to take over the reins of ABC’s World News Tonight from Charles Gibson.

George Stephanopoulos
George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos will start his run on Good Morning America on Monday, co-hosting with ABC news journalist JuJu Chang. This pretty much leaves former GMA correspondent Chris Cuomo without a chair to sit in. Cuomo may move to 20/20 as a co-anchor, but no official plans have been announced yet.

We’re wondering if he’s feeling a bit miffed at being passed over for Stephanopoulos. Plus, we’re not really looking forward to Stephanopoulos as a co-host on GMA. His eyebrows are too distracting.

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts and meteorologist Sam Champion are expected to remain in place. An official announcement from ABC about the shake-up on Good Morning America is expected on Thursday.

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