Cynthia McFadden leaving ABC's 'Nightline' for NBC News

By Kyle Johnson,

Cynthia McFadden is leaving ABC where she was a co-anchor on Nightline for NBC News, the network announced on Thursday.

After nine years as co-anchor for Nightline and 20 years overall with ABC, McFadden will be the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News. With NBC, McFadden will contribute to providing news across all platforms.

"Expert, experience, and exceptional -- NBC News is the perfect place for her, and I personally can't wait for us to begin our journey together," NBC News President Deborah Turness said.

McFadden said she had "decided to take on new challenges at NBC News." She added that the new position will allow her to "make a deep dive into the kind of reporting I am most passionate about."

When the Nightline co-anchor first joined ABC, she was hired to be a legal correspondent in 1994. McFadden was nominated for an Emmy on a report about the recovery of the Ku Klux Klan and often focused on reporting news regarding women's and children's issues.

During her career, McFadden has interviewed world leaders and covered hundreds of high-profile legal cases, such as the O.J. Simpson trial.

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