Martin Bashir is leaving ABC News' Nightline to anchor an MSNBC show.
Besides anchoring a daily afternoon program on MSNBC starting in September, he'll become a regular contributor to NBC's Dateline.
In a statement Thursday, MSNBC President Phil Griffin called Bashir's work "smart, original and thoughtful," adding that...
Is there an anchor in the house? An ABC spokesman tells TVNewser.com that Nightline (Weeknights, 11:35 pm/ET, ABC) anchor Cynthia McFadden fell down some stairs in New York's Penn Station yesterday afternoon and was unable to anchor last night's show. Coanchor Martin Bashir was brought in, but he cut his head on something hanging over the World News set and required stitches. So much for Plan B.But the show must go on. Luckily, Terry Moran, the third member of the three-anchor rotation, was nearby and was called in about an hour before the broadcast. He got through the show unscathed. McFadden is expected back in the anchor chair tonight. Bashir is recovering from his injury. J.R. Whalen