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Cynthia McFadden Exits ABC for NBC

Cynthia McFadden Exits ABC for NBC

Award-winning journalist Cynthia McFadden will join NBC News as Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, it was announced today by NBC News President Deborah Turness. McFadden spent the past twenty years at ABC News as a highly respected anchor and correspondent known for her diverse portfolio of powerful investigations. Her distinguished work has won many of broadcasting's most coveted prizes, including Emmy, Peabody, duPont and Foreign Press awards.

Based in New York, McFadden will join the prolific NBC News investigative unit and she will contribute across all broadcasts and platforms of NBC News.

McFadden has established herself as a multi-talented reporter whose wide range of skills include conducting newsmaker interviews, leading groundbreaking investigations and providing incisive legal analysis.

"Cynthia McFadden is a rare talent -- passionate about journalism, compassionate in her view of the world, truly gifted in the art of storytelling," said Turness. "Expert, experienced, and exceptional -- NBC News is the perfect place for her, and I personally can't wait for us to begin our journey together."

"After 20 incredible years at ABC News I've decided to take on new challenges at NBC News," said McFadden. "While it is not easy leaving the 'Nightline' anchor chair, the opportunity NBC offered to make a deep dive into the kind of reporting I am most passionate about--- legal and investigative--- was just too appealing to resist. I'm grateful to everyone at ABC for a marvelous journey and very much looking forward to joining my new colleagues at NBC."


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