May 14, 2003

Stossel to Anchor


ABC veteran John Stossel will join Barbara Walters as co-anchor on "20/20," said ABC News president David Westin, who described him as "one of the most distinctive voices in network news today."

Source: Stossel Fills '20/20' Anchor Chair

Posted by Steven Taylor at May 14, 2003 02:26 PM | TrackBack

Interesting. Although, oddly, I'm not sure how useful he'll be as an anchor. I like his reports. And why is WaWa still hanging on? She's like 100 years old.

Posted by: James Joyner at May 14, 2003 02:40 PM

Indeed on both counts.

The funny thing is that the whole WaWA ref dates back to SNL in the 70s! :)

Posted by: PoliBlogger at May 14, 2003 02:50 PM

Hopefully this means he'll be getting some more commentary time as well. Otherwise, I don't see him being very well served by this "promotion?".

Incidentally, I ran into Stossel at a bar last summer, and I talked to him at length. We even watched his "Give Me a Break" segment together on the barroom TV. Anyway, I had a hard time convincing him that I really was a fan of his. He said that it was "shocking" to meet someone in New York who didn't hate him.

Posted by: Nick at May 14, 2003 07:00 PM

Interesting on the meeting, and indeed on the "promotion".

Posted by: PoliBlogger at May 15, 2003 08:35 AM
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