ABC News rOOlz!: … because my favorite anchorman ever gets his props. (I used to listen to him on the radio and see on TV when I was growing up in D.C. Roll over Peter Jennings, and tell Sam Donaldson the news …

NEW YORK (Variety) – ABC News has named Derek McGinty anchor of its overnight newscast “World News Now.”

McGinty, who will co-anchor with Alison Stewart, replaces Anderson Cooper, who ankled in October to host ABC’s reality series “The Mole.” He will also report for other ABC News programs.

McGinty joins ABC News from WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., where he has been co-host of “Capital Sunday,” a weekly news interview program that he’ll continue to host. He is also a regular substitute anchor on WJLA’s newscast. In addition to his duties for ABC and WJLA, McGinty serves as a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports.”

Prior to joining WJLA, McGinty was a correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine “Public Eye With Bryant Gumbel.” He was also the host of “Straight Talk With Derek McGinty” on PBS.

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