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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 Names Rob Nelson Correspondent, John Muller To Co-Anchor ‘World News Now’

ABC News is promoting “World News Now” co-anchor Rob Nelson, naming him a correspondent for all programs and platforms.

“Rob distinguished himself on the overnight leading the network’s coverage of the Japanese tsunami, a story that broke just before WNN airtime,” writes ABC News president Ben Sherwood in an email to staff this morning. “He also led a two-hour ABC News Special Report last summer following the late-night theater massacre in Aurora, and he’s reported often for the weekend editions of World News and GMA.”

John Muller will be named the new co-anchor of “World News Now.” Before joining ABC as a reporter in 2011, Muller spent 11 years as the anchor of the PIX 11 morning news on New York’s WPIX.

Sherwood’s note, after the jump.
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