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John Muller, Diana Perez Leaving ABC News

John MullerJohn Muller is leaving ABC News to re-join his former station, WPIX in New York City. In his three years with ABC, Muller has been the anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning” and a correspondent across all the network’s platforms.

TVSpy has more on the move.

>Update: It turns out “World News Now” will also need to replace Diana Perez, who announced on the show last week that she is leaving ABC News to devote more time to her family. “I’m going home to be a mommy,” Perez said. “This is one of those decisions that is always difficult. I intend to come back eventually, but this is kind of primetime for my kids. They are so small.” [h/t Inquisitr]

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Kate Middleton Admitted to Hospital For Birth of Royal Baby

The Great Kate Wait is (almost) over. The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor this morning, Kensington Palace officials announced around 2:30amET.

CNN was the first cable news channel to report the news, simulcasting CNN International beginning at 2:38 a.m. Robert Gray anchored a special report on Fox News at 2:42 a.m. MSNBC reported the news on “First Look” at the top of the 5 a.m. hour.

Diana Perez and John Muller reported on the royal baby at 2:37 a.m. on ABC News’ “World News Now.”  The story also led NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning.” Natalie Morales reported from St. Mary’s for NBC. Amy Robach was there for ABC and Elizabeth Palmer was there for CBS.

The networks also have reporters at Buckingham Palace, where the birth announcement will be posted on an easel in public view. The document will be the first official notification of the baby’s gender, weight and time of birth.

The morning show anchors, who have few details to report at this hour, joked on Twitter about the Royal Baby:

ABC News Shifts Correspondents

ABC News is making some changes to its correspondent ranks, according to a memo sent to ABC staff by president Ben Sherwood.

“ABC World News Now” co-anchor Paula Faris will become a correspondent for the network, reporting for all of the shows and platforms. Her last day on “WNN” will be Tuesday, where she is expected to receive a proper sendoff.  Faris will be replaced on “WNN” by regular fill-in anchor Diana Perez, who had been a correspondent for NewsOne. Perez will join Rob Nelson on the “WNN” anchor desk.

Linzie Janis will be joining ABC News in New York as a correspondent. She had been reporting for Bloomberg TV in London for the last four years.

Marci Gonzalez will join ABC as a correspondent for NewsOne, and joins the network from WABC where she was a correspondent.

More info in Sherwood’s note, after the jump.
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The News About the New News Network

Here’s how several ABC programs reported Monday’s news of the new ABC News/Univision network:

  • :23 minutes into Monday’s “The View,” Barbara Walters: “My other home. ABC News. I want to congratulate them and the ABC News president Ben Sherwood on today’s announcement that they are joining forces with Univision.”
  • :12 minutes into “World News,” Diane Sawyer: “ABC News is joining forces with Univision (says Sawyer with Spanish inflection) … launching the first cable channel of its kind: a 24/7 news and lifestyle network, broadcasting in English, covering issues of particular interest to Hispanics in America.”
  • :24 minutes into “Nightline,” Terry Moran: “All of us at Nightline would like to welcome a new member to our broadcast family … We look forward to working with our colleagues there… very excited about it.”
  • 8:26am on “GMA,” Eva Longoria with Robin Roberts: “I think it’s important. I think it’s great that ABC is paying attention to the largest emerging market.” Roberts: “We got it goin’ on!”