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Peggy Bunker Moving on from ‘World News Now’

Peggy Bunker‘s temporary fill-in role on ABC’s overnight show “World News Now” is coming to an end. At the end of this morning’s show, Bunker announced tomorrow will be her final broadcast. Bunker has been filling in since February when Vinita Nair left the show.

ABC News tells TVNewser the network will rotate anchors for the time being alongside Rob Nelson.

Vinita Nair Says Goodbye to ‘World News Now’

Vinita Nair bid farewell to ABC’s overnight show “World News Now” this morning. Nair joined the show in Sept. 2008 and has been with ABC News since 2007. In her goodbye this morning, Nair said she is going to take an extended vacation and enjoy sleeping in.

As TVSpy reported yesterday, Peggy Bunker will be doing temporary fill-in on the show alongside co-anchor Rob Nelson who joined last May.

The WNN Facebook Fan page has much more on Nair’s departure.

It’s the 19th Anniversary World News Now Polka!

ABC’s overnight program “World News Now” is celebrating its 19 years on the air by looking back on all the fun they’ve been having with Barry Mitchell‘s polkas. Mitchell joined anchors Rob Nelson and Vinita Nair to remember his favorite polkas over the past 19 years.

After the jump, Mitchell performs the World News Polka…
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Jeremy Hubbard Says Goodbye to ABC World News Now

This morning was ABC “World News Now” anchor Jeremy Hubbard‘s last day on the program. Hubbard is going on to become a digital correspondent for ABC News with Rob Nelson coming in to join Vinita Nair behind the anchor desk.

In Hubbard’s honor, the “World News Now” staff took a look back at his time with the program:

As is tradition at “World News Now,” Hubbard had his likeness raised into the ABC News rafters. There was also a polka, sung to Hubbard’s dog Jake.

Check it out after the jump.

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Rob Nelson Officially Joins ‘WNN’

New Orleans WLL-TV anchor Rob Nelson has been officially announced as the new co-anchor of ABC’s “World News Now.” He starts July 5th 7th. As TVNewser reported first last month, Nelson replaces current co-host Jeremy Hubbard who was promoted to a Digital Correspondent for the network. Release after the jump.

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Jeremy Hubbard Leaving ‘World News Now;’ Rob Nelson to Join

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First on TVNewser: “World News Now,” ABC’s middle-of-the-night news program, is about to see another change at the anchor desk. TVNewser has learned that Jeremy Hubbard, who joined the broadcast in 2008, is departing “World News Now” for a promotion to digital correspondent for ABC News. (Welcome back to daylight, Jeremy)

ABC News is hiring Rob Nelson, morning news anchor at CBS-affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans, to co-anchor the program with Vinita Nair. No word yet on his official start date.

“World News Now” has been something of a revolving door for young, promising talent. Since the show’s launch in 1992, the newscast’s seen Anderson Cooper, Juju Chang, Alison Stewart, Aaron Brown, Kevin Newman, David Muir, and others pass through the anchor chair.

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