Correspondent Byron Pitts joins ABC News from CBS

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Posted: Apr 01, 2013 11:01 AM
Correspondent Byron Pitts joins ABC News from CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran correspondent Byron Pitts is jumping from CBS to ABC News, where he will be chief national correspondent and a fill-in anchor for various broadcasts.

Pitts spent 15 years at CBS News, where he covered political conventions and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in a memo to his staff Monday announcing the hire that Pitts "has a unique talent for stories about people and communities facing the longest odds."

In a 2009 memoir, Pitts revealed how he overcame a stutter and said he was essentially illiterate until about age 12. He grew up in Baltimore.

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