Bashir Bolts ABC News For MSNBC

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Martin Bashir is leaving ABC News to anchor a daytime program on MSNBC and contribute to the NBC News program Dateline.

Bashir broke the news to his colleagues at the late-night news show Thursday (July 22) morning.He starts his new gig in September.

The British anchor came to ABC News in 2004 as a package deal of sorts with James Goldston, current executive producer of Nightline, where Bashir has shared anchoring duties with Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran.

Goldston and Bashir worked together in their native U.K. producing the controversial Living with Michael Jackson documentary that spurred an investigation that eventually led to child molestation charges being brought against the pop star.

Good Morning America Weekend anchor Bill Weir will replace Bashir at Nightline.

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