By Sergio | Shadow and Act March 4, 2013 at 11:51AM
It was quietly announced last Friday that Pitts, who is a CBS national correspondent and a regular on 60 Minutes, will be joining ABC News as both chief national correspondent and as a news anchor.
His hiring goes along with the recent hiring of black N.Y. Times reporter Susan Saulny as an ABC national reporter
The recent hires are all part of a major move by ABC News head Ben Sherwood to "court political reporters from the N.Y. Times, The Washington Post, and other outlets in an effort to strengthen the network's D.C. bureau after a string of recent departures... and to bolster the network's commitment to political coverage".
No word yet as to when either Pitts or Saulny will begin working for ABC.