<b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0017764633" title="Diane Sawyer " href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/diane-sawyer--PECLB0017764633.topic">Diane Sawyer</a></b> is leaving "Good Morning America" to begin anchoring "World News" in January when <a href="http://www.zap2it.com/news/zap-charlie-gibson-leaving-abc-news-ap,0,6986345.story"><b>anchor Charles Gibson retires.</b></a> She will become just the second female to anchor an evening news show, following in the footsteps of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004188" title="Katie Couric" href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/katie-couric-PECLB004188.topic">Katie Couric</a>, who left "Today" to anchor the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP002841" title="CBS Corp." href="/topic/economy-business-finance/cbs-corp.-ORCRP002841.topic">"CBS</a> Evening News" in 2006.<br>
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This got us thinking ... who should replace Ms. Sawyer on the "GMA" set? Helen Mirren, a seasoned veteran who, like Diane, is also married to an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">an Oscar</a>-winner? <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001334" title="Ellen DeGeneres" href="/topic/entertainment/television/ellen-degeneres-PECLB001334.topic">Ellen Degeneres</a>, whose ubiquitousness makes her an easy choice. Check out the full gallery to see all our excellent suggestions to fill Diane Sawyer's shoes.<br>
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<i>-- Andrea Reiher, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2It</a></i><br>
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Diane Sawyer is leaving "Good Morning America" to begin anchoring "World News" in January when anchor Charles Gibson retires. She will become just the second female to anchor an evening news show, following in the footsteps of Katie Couric, who left "Today" to anchor the "CBS Evening News" in 2006.

This got us thinking ... who should replace Ms. Sawyer on the "GMA" set? Helen Mirren, a seasoned veteran who, like Diane, is also married to an an Oscar-winner? Ellen Degeneres, whose ubiquitousness makes her an easy choice. Check out the full gallery to see all our excellent suggestions to fill Diane Sawyer's shoes.

-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2It

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