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/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute nightly news
Company ABC News
Status Currently airing
Origin USA
Official Site ABC

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)


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


External Sites