Christiane Amanpour’s days as anchor of ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday mornings may be numbered.
A new round of rumors about her future with the show began circulating Friday in the wake of a New York Post story that ABC News is already eyeing possible replacements for the high-profile news-and-current-affairs broadcast.
According to this story, the consideration of replacements is well under way. An unnamed source tells the newspaper that Amanpour will likely leave the show soon to assume a foreign correspondent’s role with the ABC news division — a role more in line with her career history. It’s also rumored that she might leave ABC entirely and return to CNN.
These rumors that she’s been unhappy anchoring “This Week” have been circulating for quite some time. The anchor position is essentially a “desk job” when compared to the swashbuckling world of reporting from hot spots around the globe that she’s accustomed to. And the Post item on Friday says ratings for “This Week” have not been strong under Amanpour’s reign.
Among the names being bandied about — and which we bandy here: Terry Moran, Jonathan Karl (ABC News congressional correspondent), Jake Tapper (political correspondent) and Matthew Dowd, a political consultant who appears on “This Week” and other ABC News shows (he was on “Charlie Rose” the other night too and gave a great interview about the political scene).