‘World News Tonight’ originates from Phoenix

As part of sister network ESPN‘s coverage of the College Football National Championship coverage, ABC News‘ “World News Tonight” originated from the Phoenix Monday evening.

“World News Tonight” posted a photo of anchor David Muir at the “SportsCenter” anchor desk on Twitter, which is part of a traveling set the network uses for a variety of coverage.


The early blocks of the first feed of “World News Tonight” were hampered by the University of Phoenix Stadium’s in-house loudspeaker system, which competed with Muir for attention.


Eventually, Muir switched to a handheld mic over the lapel one he started the broadcast with, which helped a bit.

ABC and ESPN are both owned by Disney.


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