09/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Daljit Dhaliwal To Take Over As Anchor Of PBS' "Worldfocus"

Daljit Dhaliwal has been named anchor of PBS' "Worldfocus." Dhaliwal will replace Martin Savidge, who will return to the field and remain on the program as a special correspondent.

"Worldfocus," which debuted in August 2008, is a nightly international newscast that airs on 88% of public television stations nationwide.

Dhaliwal has been a contributing correspondent on the program and an occasional substitute for Savidge.

"Martin Savidge has been restless to get out in the field," said Marc Rosenwasser, Executive Producer of Worldfocus. "We're pleased to be able to add his experience and insight to our field reporting team while having Daljit Dhaliwal play a larger role at the anchor desk."

"This is a wonderful opportunity," said Dhaliwal. "In a very short-time Worldfocus has become the program to watch for in-depth international news stories showcasing a diverse group of voices through a diverse group of guests. I'm excited to play a more central role in anchoring this newscast as it grows both on-air and online with a more interactive website coming soon. I look forward to working with the entire Worldfocus team."