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Katie Couric: Diane Sawyer "One Of The Hardest Working People I Know"

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With the news that Diane Sawyer will be replacing Charlie Gibson as anchor of ABC's "World News," the network newscasts will now feature two female anchors. Katie Couric similarly made the leap from morning show host to evening news anchor when she left NBC's "Today" for the "CBS Evening News."

In a statement released to the Huffington Post, Couric had kind words for both Gibson and her new competition in the evening news:

Ever since my days as a desk assistant at ABC News, I've always admired Charlie's work. He's a talented reporter, a gifted communicator, and a wonderful person. I wish him all the best.



Diane is one of the hardest-working people I know and this new assignment is the latest achievement in an already accomplished and illustrious career. And as I did, I'm sure she'll quickly find that she doesn't miss that early morning alarm clock.

READ BRIAN WILLIAMS' STATEMENT ON GIBSON AND SAWYER HERE