Charles Gibson Gets Sweet Send-Off at GMA

It wasn’t quite breakfast in bed, but outside his Manhattan apartment on Wednesday Charles Gibson received coffee and a glazed doughnut from cohosts Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts to mark his final day as co-anchor of Good Morning America.

After nearly 19 years at the ABC morning show, Gibson, 63, will take over as anchor of the network’s World News Tonight.

Back in the studio, there were no teary goodbyes or embarrassing clip reels, but there was a serenade by a choir from his alma mater, Princeton University.

Charles Gibson Named ABC News Anchor

Good Morning America host Charles Gibson is the new anchor of ABC’s struggling World News Tonight, replacing Elizabeth Vargas, who is going on pregnancy leave later this summer, the network said Tuesday.

The announcement did not specify a role for Vargas’s co-anchor, Bob Woodruff, who was seriously wounded in a roadside bombing in Iraq on Jan. 29. Woodruff left the hospital in April but is continuing to receive outpatient treatment.

GMA Host Charles Gibson a Granddad

Good Morning America host Charles Gibson is a grandfather for the first time.

His daughter, Jessica, and her husband, Robert Rosen, welcomed a son on Tuesday, Andrew Reece Gibson Rosen, reports the New York Post, which quotes a rep as saying: “Mom, dad and baby are doing fine. Grandfather is a basket case.”

The parents reportedly met while working for the White House.

Sawyer & Gibson In for Woodruff on ABC

As ABC World News Tonight anchor Bob Woodruff recovers from serious head injuries sustained during a weekend explosion in Iraq, Good Morning America anchors Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson will alternate sharing the responsibility of filling in for him opposite Elizabeth Vargas, The New York Times reports.

Other news people may sit in for Woodruff as well, the paper says. An Official ABC News announcement is forthcoming.

Diane, Charlie Stay Put

Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson have agreed to stay another year as hosts of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the troubled news show that has been ained new life since they came aboard five months ago. “They’ve had such a great time that they’ve agreed to stay on,” said ABC News President David Westin. Sawyer and Gibson were billed as a temporary fix when they replaced Lisa McRee and Kevin Newman in January. Since then, viewership for “GMA” has gone up 27%.

Gibson's Heart Scare

“Good Morning America” Charles Gibson, 56, experienced chest pains over the weekend and underwent an angioplasty at a New Jersey hospital, ABC announced Tuesday. He is expected to return to his “20/20” seat tonight and his “GMA” chair tomorrow morning. Yesterday he was replaced on the morning show by ABC News political commentator George Stephanopoulos, who admitted during a segment on the program about weight loss that as a child he was fat. His nickname: Pugsley.