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Christiane Amanpour leaving CNN for 'This Week'

Veteran CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour is leaving the cable channel after 27 years to take over the ABC Sunday morning news program "This Week," ABC announced Thursday. Amanpour will replace George Stephanopoulos who left "This Week" in December to be co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America."

Here is some of what ABC News President David Westin said in an email to staff announcing the move:

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Amanpour, whose duties will include reporting for and appearing on other ABC News programs, will join the network in August. In the meantime, Jake Tapper, ABC's White House correspondent, will serve as interim host of the Sunday show.

Here's what Amanpour had to say on the move:

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And here's Jim Walton, president CNNWorldwide, on saying goodbye to one of the cable channel's most widely-known journalists:

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