ABC News Live announces anchored coverage changes

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ABC News has fired back at CBS News‘ big streaming overhaul with changes of its own.

The network says it will have Diane Macedo back to anchor weekdays starting at 9 a.m. eastern on ABC News Live, its news streaming service.

Macedo has been out on maternity leave. She is scheduled to anchor from 9 to 10 a.m., 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 12 to 12:30 p.m.

Current ABC News Live anchor Kyra Phillips will start anchoring live at 1 p.m. eastern, appearing until 1:30 p.m. with senior national correspondent Terry Moran joining her from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

The changes take effect Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

Live anchored coverage will be available every day at the times mentioned above, will “GMA3” and “The View” encores alternating on the stream, but these are subject to being dropped in favor of breaking news or live event coverage.

In select cases, Phillips will appear throughout the afternoon as the news of the day warrants it.

Linsey Davis, another familiar ABC News Live anchor, will continue to appear on her live “Prime” blocks and during the evening hours as needed as well, starting at 7 p.m.

ABC News’ announcement comes less than a week after CBS News rebranded its streaming service formerly known as CBSN and overhauled its on air look and programming, though it’s not clear if what sparked the updates.

ABC did not respond to a request for comment about the timing of its dayside overhaul.

Macedo previously anchoring “World News Now” and “America Things Morning” and often appears on “Good Morning America” as well as other ABC News productions.

Phillips is a former CNN anchor who has become a familiar face on the ABC News Live stream.

Moran has served as a foreign and White House correspondent for the network as well as co-anchoring “Nightline.”