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ABC News Live, the network news division’s streaming offering, is expanding its lineup in a fresh push for consumers seeking live news outside of the traditional TV ecosystem.
ABC says that correspondent Kayna Whitworth will join the lineup from 5-7 p.m. beginning next week, creating a live news lineup that starts in the mornings with Diane Macedo, continues in the afternoons with Kyra Phillips and then Whitworth, and is capped off in the evening with Linsey Davis (ABC News Live had been in tape during those hours before).
“People are connecting with Linsey, Kyra, Diane and Kayna because collectively they bring more than 80 years of valuable and unique journalistic experience to the streaming network,” ABC News president Kim Godwin says. “Add in their passion, curiosity, authenticity and relatability, and they are just compelling to watch. The entire ABC News Live team is meeting the moment with in-depth, straightforward reporting that is providing a real service for viewers getting their news anywhere, anytime and on any device.”
“One luxury that we have is even if the show goes off at 9, we don’t have to stick with that. If the news is still going, we’re still going,” Davis says in an interview alongside the other ABC News Live anchors. “And so if there is an indictment, if there’s a verdict, if there’s an escapee who’s caught at 9 p.m., we’re going on the air and sometimes we’re on until midnight.”
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