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John Yang named as PBS News Weekend anchor

John Yang will take over as a “PBS News Weekend” anchor beginning on December 31, Variety reports.

The 64-year-old journalist will succeed PBS veteran Judy Hari Sreenivasan. Yang worked The Boston Globe, Time, The Washington Post, and NBC News before joining PBS News Hour in 2016. He has reported on politics and foreign affairs for PBS, while focusing recently on the Supreme Court.

“With his distinguished background in journalism and his dedication to high standards of the NewsHour, John is the ideal anchor for this important program. We are committed to providing thoughtful coverage and analysis 365 days of the year; and with John at the helm of our PBS News Weekend, our audiences will continue to be well-served,” Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA and president of NewsHour Productions, L.L.C., said in a press release, according to Editor and Publisher.

Yang said he was thankful for the opportunity and promised to deliver the same quality coverage provided during the weekdays.

“Now more than ever, in-depth, independent reporting is critical to a healthy, vibrant democracy. It’s an honor to take on this role and continue working with NewsHour’s team of incredibly talented, committed journalists. I’m grateful and humbled to be entrusted with this responsibility,” he said according to Editor and Publisher.

(Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported Yang would be replacing Judy Woodruff. We regret the error).

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