Christiane Amanpour: This Week host?

Politico’s Michael Calderone scoops that ABC has been talking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about hosting its Sunday morning “This Week” program…

Still searching for a permanent host for “This Week,” ABC News is in talks with Christiane Amanpour, the CNN foreign correspondent known more for globe-trotting reporting than talking politics within the Beltway.

Amanpour, through a CNN spokesperson, declined to comment, but sources with knowledge of the hiring process say she’s now in the mix of internal and external candidates ABC is considering to replace George Stephanopoulos, who left for “Good Morning America” in December.

14 Responses to “Christiane Amanpour: This Week host?”

  1. missy5537 Says:

    Great. She’ll be real “fair and balanced”! /sarcasm

  2. Can’t see this happening.
    “This Week” is a Washington centered show with only a minor focus outside the US.
    As well, bringing in Amanpour would not go over well with Jake Tapper and other ABC talent who would be upset at the hiring of an outsider for their Sunday political showcase.
    Now if “This Week” was on CBS….

  3. “Great. She’ll be real “fair and balanced”! /sarcasm”
    Missy: I swear if JC himself came down to work at CNN or MSNBC you would call him a terrorist sympathizer. Yeesh!

  4. ABC News has really bungled this one. They should have just slid Jake Tapper into the show.

  5. Ms. Amanpour is a Muslim married to a Jew. Therefore, her take on middle eastern affairs is gold in my book.

    That said, she’d be a great loss for CNNI.

  6. She’s a muslim??? I didn’t know that.

  7. Opps. I assumed CA was Muslim since she grew up in Iran. (British mother, Iranian father.)

    But, I can’t seem to find any proof. So, I will amend my original statement.

    Ms. Amanpour is an Iranian married to a Jew. Therefore, her take on middle eastern affairs is gold in my book.

  8. joeremi Says:

    Yeah, Jake Tapper would be much more “fair and balanced”.

  9. -Iranian Jew-

    Christiane Amanpour: “When the Islamic Republic came in 1979, the constitution and the authorities specifically protected minorities. There are only a small percentage of Iranians who belong to minority groups, and the ones who have the least protection are the Baha’is, and they continue to face persecution. As a Christian, I have not encountered any problems.” SOURCE: http://edition.cnn.com/chat/transcripts/2000/2/amanpour/index3.html

  10. Thanks, Al.

  11. ^ I just had to look that up. Couldn’t imagine a Muslim woman being named “Christiane”.

  12. She can’t be a Christian, she’s a devil liberal.

  13. libertyandjustice Says:

    She is in fact your garden variety MSM liberal. How short your memories are. She gave a speech after Bush was elected saying how ashamed the press should be for allowing Bush to be elected. Now if does not tell all about herpolitics and her view of what the press role should be then you don’t haves clue of what fair and balanced means.

    Her religion, race, or sex are irrelevant.

    Also Klein claiming CNN is straight down the middle does not pass the laugh test.

  14. harry1420 Says:

    and fox is straight down the middle?…i wonder sometimes how yall can write how someone is so LIBERAL when fox is the republican party cheerleader! Oh I guess it’s ok for ya since you’re a repub. I will never understand! You think your opinion is ALWAYS the right one and everyone else is wrong. Just shows how crazy and ignorant so many people in this country has become!

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