Amy Walter to join ABC News

Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:04am EDT
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By Georg Szalai

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Beltway pundit Amy Walter is joining ABC News as its political director, effective August 16, the network said Monday.

She joins the broadcast network from National Journal's "The Hotline," which she oversaw as editor-in-chief.

Based in Washington, Walter will oversee all political coverage on ABC and, including ABC's "The Note." She will also provide on-air analysis on ABC News programs, including "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," as well as ABC News Radio and ABC News Now.

Walter has also been a regular contributor to PBS' "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, CBS' "Face the Nation," NBC's "Meet the Press" and HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." She was a member of CNN's election night team in 2006.