ABC World News Tonight

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ABC World News Tonight
Premiere July 10, 1978
Airs weeknights at 6:30PM
Creator Roone Arledge
Network ABC
Style 30-minute nightly news
Company ABC News
Status Currently airing
Origin USA

ABC World News Tonight is a generic name used for the nightly news broadcast on ABC. It may refer to:

  • World News Tonight with Frank Reynolds, Max Robinson, and Peter Jennings (weekdays; July 10, 1978-April 20, 1983)
  • World News Tonight with Max Robinson and Peter Jennings (weekdays; April 23, 1983-August 8, 1983)
  • World News Tonight with Peter Jennings (weekdays; August 9, 1983-April 5, 2005)
  • World News Tonight with Bob Woodruff and Elizabeth Vargas (weekdays; January 3, 2006-May 26, 2006)
  • World News with Charles Gibson (weekdays; May 29, 2006-December 18, 2009)
  • ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (weekdays; December 21, 2009-August 27, 2014)
  • ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (weekdays; September 1, 2014-present)


Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Frank Reynolds Anchor 1978-1983
Max Robinson Anchor 1978-1983
Peter Jennings Anchor 1978-2005
Bob Woodruff Anchor 2006
Elizabeth Vargas Anchor 2006
Charles Gibson Anchor 2006-2009
Diane Sawyer Anchor 2009-2014
David Muir Anchor 2014-present


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