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Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts

Biography

Byron Pitts was named ABC News Anchor & Chief National Correspondent in April 2013. He covers national news stories and in-depth features for the network, reporting for all broadcasts and platforms including "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline,” “This Week” and “20/20”. Pitts also reports for all ABC News digital properties including ABCNews.com. Mr. Pitts is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews. A news veteran with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Pitts has traveled around the world to cover some of the biggest news stories of our time from the Florida Presidential recount to the tsunami in Indonesia and the refugee crisis in Kosovo. Less than 24 hours at ABC News, Mr. Pitts participated in live special coverage of the Boston marathon bombing investigation, including the day-long manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers that virtually shut down the city. 

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Health Care

Ex-VA doctor says she was forced out after limiting opiate prescriptions

Dr. Basimah Khulusi says she was forced out of her job as a rehabilitation specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after patients complained that she would not prescribe high doses of opiates. She says many of her patients had been addicted to opiates for years yet received escalating doses

Feb 25, 2014