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George Will Leaves ABC News For Fox News

Wed, October 2, 2013 10:25am EDT by 2 Comments
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Legendary newsman George Will is making the leap to cable. Find out why!

News veteran George Will is nearing his final day on ABC’s Sunday morning show This Week. The 72-year-old journalist has become a household name for more than 30 years, but don’t worry, he’s not totally getting out of the business. George will reportedly be added to Fox News’ various political commentary panels on shows like Special Report With Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday.

George Will Leaves ABC For Fox News After 30 Years

ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneidertold the New York Times that it all came down to location. This Week tapes in New York City, and George is based in Washington, D.C.

“The travel just became an issue for George,” Jeffrey told the paper, “but we honor his contributions to ABC News and we think the world of him.”

Jeffrey went on to say that ABC doesn’t plan on replacing George, because he’s simply irreplaceable.

“George is a singular voice,” he said.

While George’s sudden move may be surprising on a professional level, it’s really not a shock as far as his political views go. He’s always been known for having more conservative views on ABC, despite his criticism of Republican politicians.

George Will: A History In The News

Esteemed-journalist George has been covering politics since the 1970s. His career began as an editor for the National Review from 1972 to 1978. From there he went on to The Washington Post, then Newsweek. George has been with ABC since the 1980s, where he was the founder of This Week with David Brinkley in 1981, which is now titled This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

It will be interesting to see what George brings to Fox News, which is notorious for favoring the Republican party.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Will George make a good addition to Fox News? Drop us a comment and vote below!

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