Where is Kendis Gibson going? Why did Kendis leave ABC World News Now?

Caption : Kendis Gibson at ABC

Kendis Gibson recently revealed that he was leaving ABC World News Now. His last broadcast was on December 21, 2018. Read on to find out why Kendis Gibson left ABC World News Now and if he has a new job!

Why is Kendis Gibson leaving ABC?

Well, he isn't leaving ABC, just World News Now. Kendis announced his departure on the morning broadcast of December 18, 2018. Interrupting his co-host, Janai Norman, Kendis said, "It's been three years in the making...I've decided to join the ranks of the 'daywalkers,' reclaiming my sleep."

Kendis Gibson with co-host Janai Norman

Kendis has been a part of the early morning time slot on ABC since 2014. He has covered several major news event on the morning show including the 2016 presidential campaign. The grueling hours of World News Now must have gotten to him! He also shared that he would be working on "zero sleep" and showed up to work even when he had food poisoning. That's some dedication!

After leaving the show, he headed straight to his home country of Belize for a vacation. ABC followed him on his journey and has released a goodbye video for the anchor.

Kendis Gibson new job?

Kendis hasn't yet revealed where he is going next. He won't be returning to a morning show anytime soon, that's for sure! The anchor seems to be ecstatic about being able to sleep in for longer hours.

Replying to a fan worried about not seeing Kendis first thing in the morning, he said, "thank you so much. we will all be able to sleep in."

Kendis Gibson and Diane Macedo

However, he has hinted that he will return to ABC on a new time slot. A fan tweeted Kendis saying, "You people running @ABC will lose me as a viewer altogether if I don't see @kendisgibson somewhere on your network at a better time slot. Please grant my Christmas wish."

Kendis replied to the fan, writing a cryptic message, "I'll be around." 

Kendis Gibson new job UPDATE

Kendis Gibson has now joined MSNBC Live. His first day at his new job was on January 19, 2019. For more details on Kendis Gibson's new job, read this: https://bit.ly/2G85UM7 

19 Replies on Where is Kendis Gibson going? Why did Kendis leave ABC World News Now?

  • Patricia

    Patricia - Reply

    It has been a pleasure and an to watch Kendis Gibson New World when I couldn’t sleep. Who can replace that charming personality? Realizing sleep is imperative to good health, you have my prayers and blessings.
  • Mary Jo Wright

    Mary Jo Wright - Reply

    I have enjoyed watching Kendis. . I u derstand since I have worked night shift for 20 yrs as a nurse. I wish you all the best Kendis. Enjoy your time in Belize, such a beautiful country, but when will you be back. You made the worse of news tolerable. You are a professional and a rare jem. ABC you better bring him back or I am blocking ABC on my televisons!
  • Kathy Harter

    Kathy Harter - Reply

    No better duo anywhere than Kendis and Diane. I was miffed she took so much time to have a baby. Okay, it was cute but as they're up early anyway, I thought she could still do the show. Nothing against the replacements but not the same. Waiting impatiently for her return and now he's going? He needs sleep? What's wrong with him? If I can be awake at 3am Hawaii time, so can he! IMHO. That said, it was an awfully good last show. I hope you're continuing the polkas.
  • Juanita Garrett

    Juanita Garrett - Reply

    I loved waking up throughout early morning just to see some capture news with Kendice Gibson. He is a great newsman and very entertaining. I loved him and Diane Macedo their chrimesty made the show worth waking up to them just to capture so.e news and great entertainment. They both will be missed the show will never be the same. God bless you both may your new journey be as good or better as your last.
  • Yolanda

    Yolanda - Reply

    I would watch you on abc morning before I would go to work you make my morning you’ll be miss ....xoxo
  • Cynthia

    Cynthia - Reply

    It has been a pleasure watching Kendis Gibson early morning. I'd see him at 3 am ET without a tie then I'd see him later with a tie. I enjoyed the atmosphere between he and Diane who was replaced with Janai, who fit perfectly. I live those guys. I am excited to see Kendis out in the field reporting the news, doing the evening news, or even joining GMA.
  • B. L. Mason

    B. L. Mason - Reply

    KENDIS! It's not the same. Janai N. is holding it down but her co-host is dry as toast. There is no chemistry as there was with you and Janai. I congratulate you on moving forward, and I know this is no longer your issue. However, the network must do right by paring Janai with the proper chemistry. Good Luck! You are DEFINITELY MISSED!
  • B. L. Mason

    B. L. Mason - Reply

    KENDIS! It's not the same. Janai N. is holding it down but her co-host is dry as toast. There is no chemistry as there was with you and Janai. I congratulate you on moving forward, and I know this is no longer your issue. However, the network must do right by paring Janai with the proper chemistry. Good Luck! You are DEFINITELY MISSED!
  • B. L. Mason

    B. L. Mason - Reply

    KENDIS! It's not the same. Janai N. is holding it down but her co-host is dry as toast. There is no chemistry as there was with you and Janai. I congratulate you on moving forward, and I know this is no longer your issue. However, the network must do right by paring Janai with the proper chemistry. Good Luck! You are DEFINITELY MISSED!
  • B. L. Mason

    B. L. Mason - Reply

    KENDIS! It's not the same. Janai N. is holding it down but her co-host is dry as toast. There is no chemistry as there was with you and Janai. I congratulate you on moving forward, and I know this is no longer your issue. However, the network must do right by paring Janai with the proper chemistry. Good Luck! You are DEFINITELY MISSED!

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