And so the speculation ends. Anchor Elizabeth Vargas is taking maternity leave until the fall and then returning to 20/20; with co-anchor Bob Woodruff still recovering from injuries sustained in Iraq, ABC's World News Tonight will be hosted by Good Morning America's Charlie Gibson. It's a pretty open-ended gig, and though ABC won't say as much, it could be permanent. He'll start on May 29 and will stay at GMA through June. But what about his morning co-host, Diane Sawyer? The poor woman has been campaigning for the anchor spot since she was in the womb.
Diane Sawyer, Gibson's co-anchor on "Good Morning America," said, "I know Elizabeth will bring great reporting to primetime as she always has, and Charlie will be wonderful on 'World News Tonight.' I will be watching him every night."
That is, until she shatters the screen with the heel of her Manolo.