George Stephanopoulos Joins Good Morning America

The waltz has started within the ABC News programs. George Stephanopoulos will be the new co-anchor of Good Morning America (GMA), replacing Diane Sawyer starting Monday, December 14.

Stephanopoulos is a former political adviser during the administrationStephanopoulos-George of US President Bill Clinton. He has an arrest history in 1995 for leaving a scene of an accident and driving with an expired license and license plate in Washington, D.C.

He is expected to remain hosting Sunday program This Week until the network can come up with his replacement. He has been hosting the show since 2002. During that period he was named by ABC as chief Washington correspondent.

Sawyer would be replacing Charles Gibson as host of the ABC World News. Gibson meanwhile retires at the age of 66. GMA news reader Chris Cuomo will leave the show to become co-anchor of another ABC show, 20/20. Emmy award winner correspondent JuJu Chang will take over Cuomo’s job at GMA.