Where is Kenneth Moton going and why is he leaving ABC?

ABC WORLD News is saying goodbye to their anchor Kenneth Moton.

But fear not, he's not going to be too far away from his fans.

Who is Kenneth Moton?

Kenneth is an ABC News anchor and correspondent responsible for covering major national and international news stories.

In October 2019, he was promoted to the role of co-anchor of ABC's World News Now and America This Morning. 

Prior to joining ABC News, Kenneth was a general assignment reporter at Philadelphia station WPVI. 

Follow him on Twitter @KennethMoton.

Where is Kenneth Moton going?

Kenneth is going to be a national correspondent for ABC based in Washington, DC.

On May 7, 2021 he tweeted: "I’m headed home to DC full time to be a correspondent!

"Many of you know I was based there before, reporting for our affiliates. For 2+ yrs, I was hopping on that train every Fri and back on Sun!

"I’ll miss this fun like Amtrak will miss my ridership!"

Why is Kenneth Moton leaving ABC?

Kenneth left the show as he wants to work in DC, where he lives.

He had been commuting to New York every day, where ABC World News is filmed.

Speaking about leaving the show he told ABC World News viewers: "This has been an incredible experience.

"It's the most fun I have ever had in my 17 year career,

"I say it all the time, there is no show like World News Now.

Kenneth then went on to thank his colleagues, bosses and viewers.

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