After two decades at ABC News, “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden is jumping to NBC News. She will be senior legal and investigative correspondent, contributing to NBC’s investigative unit across all NBC’s platforms.
“After 20 incredible years at ABC News I’ve decided to take on new challenges at NBC News,” McFadden said in a statement. “While it is not easy leaving the ‘Nightline’ anchor chair, the opportunity NBC offered to make a deep dive into the kind of reporting I am most passionate about— legal and investigative— was just too appealing to resist. I’m grateful to everyone at ABC for a marvelous journey and very much looking forward to joining my new colleagues at NBC.”
McFadden has anchored “Nightline” for the past nine years. She joined ABC News in 1994 as a legal correspondent.
“Cynthia McFadden is a rare talent — passionate about journalism, compassionate in her view of the world, truly gifted in the art of storytelling,” NBC News president Deborah Turness said. “Expert, experienced, and exceptional — NBC News is the perfect place for her, and I personally can’t wait for us to begin our journey together.”
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