Weekend ‘GMA’ anchor announces he’s leaving the ABC News
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Harris has been with the network for over 20 years and previously anchor “Nightline” and hosted the network’s primetime game show “500 Questions,” among other jobs.
Harris announced his upcoming departure Aug. 8, 2021. He will focus on the “Ten Percent Happier” meditation movement he started after experiencing a panic attack on air.
Although he’s a big advocate of work-life balance, Harris said he’s been struggling to live his own advice.
Harris had time left on his ABC News contract, but made the decision to let out of his contract early.
Harris made the announcement at the end of Aug. 8’s “GMA,” with some of his co-workers visibly emotional during the announcement.
There’s been no word on who will replace him on weekend “GMA.”
ABC News recently underwent a leadership change, with former CBS News exec Kimberly Godwin taking over the network after bumpy patch of alleged discriminatory comments made by former management.
Correspondent and weekend “World News Tonight” anchor Tom Llamas also left the network earlier this year, landing at NBC News where he is prepping for major role on the network’s news streaming service — and possibly bigger things to come.