UPDATE, 9:12 AM: That was fast. ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced that David Muir will take over for Chris Cuomo, who is making the jump to CNN. Muir, who anchors World News on the weekend and subs for Diane Sawyer during the week, will join 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas on ABC’s Friday night newsmagazine. “For the last two years David has appeared on air more often than any correspondent at any news division, reporting from Tahrir Square to Fukushima to Tucson to Aurora”, Sherwood wrote today in an email to staff that also confirmed Cuomo’s exit.
PREVIOUS, 8:18 AM: As Deadline reported last night, 20/20 anchor Chris Cuomo has made the jump to cable. CNN’s Jeff Zucker formally announced today that Cuomo has joined the news network and will host a yet-untitled morning show. The move comes just more than a month since former ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper joined CNN. Here’s today’s release: