Jake Tapper and Terry Moran — the two ABC News personalities seen as possible replacements for George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" — will each get a shot in the anchor's chair over the next two weeks.
Politico's Michael Calderone reports that Tapper, the network's White House correspondent, will fill-in for Stephanopoulous this Sunday with Moran, a co-anchor of "Nightline," filling in the next Sunday. Stephanopoulos' vacation was reportedly planned months ago, but the timing — which comes as he continues anchoring "This Week" from Washington while beginning his new job, as host of "Good Morning America," in New York — is convenient for the network.
Calderone notes that both Tapper and Moran have guest-hosted the program in the past.
Cindy Adams Tuesday writes that Gwen Ifill is a leading contender from outside the network:
G. Stephanopoulos' likely replacements on "This Week"? Names talked about in DC include Gwen Ifill, Ted Koppel, Jake Tapper. Conventional wisdom is Ted's too old, Jake's too green so Ifill, who brings her own new audience, is the probable maybe
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