ABC News ‘World News Now’ promoting co-anchor’s last broadcast
— TVNewsMix (@TVNewsMix) December 20, 2018
Gibson, who joined took over”World News Now” chair in 2014, will anchor his last show Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.
In addition to a retrospective segment, the show is also promoting Gibson’s last broadcast.
Or, as it puts it, “dancing his way into unemployment.”
— TV Q+A (@TVQandA) December 22, 2018
Gibson will be departing ABC and has not announced any future plans, though he has hinted he will stay in television.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: @kendisgibson has revealed that Friday will be his last day serving as co-anchor for World News Now… and we couldn’t be happier! Join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion all this week! pic.twitter.com/czSUuX9091
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) December 17, 2018
There is no word on a replacement for Gibson. ABC will likely fill his spot with a rotating selection of anchors before settling on a permanent host.
“World News Now” anchors typically do not last more than a year or two due to the grueling hours so musical anchor chairs is not uncommon.
The anchor chair is also seen as a stepping stone to higher profile positions within ABC or other networks.
Correction: An earlier version for this story misstated the number of years Gibson had anchored the program.