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Diane Sawyer signs off 'World News' for the last time

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After five years as a nightly news anchor, Diane Sawyer signed off of ABC’s World News for the last time on Wednesday night with a heartfelt farewell.

The 68-year-old is moving to a full-time role at ABC News (which she reminded viewers was “down the hall and up the stairs”), insisting that she is “not slowing down.”

20/20 anchor David Muir will fill in for Sawyer’s role beginning on Sept. 2.

“And now it is time to say goodnight,” Sawyer said. “I just want you to know what a deep privilege it has been to sit in the anchor chair at World News these years, the flagship broadcast of ABC, where Peter Jennings created a signature of such curiosity and courage.”

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“It has been wonderful to be the home port for the brave and brilliant forces of ABC News around the world—and to feel, every single night, that you and I were in a conversation about the world together.”

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