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Does Diane Sawyer want out?

‘Good Morning America’ anchor may be looking for an ‘out’ in her contract
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Host Diane Sawyer waves to the crowd during ABC's \"Good Morning America\" summer concert series in New York's Bryant Park, in this Friday, July 15, 2005 file photo. Sawyer has joined boxer Muhammad Ali, jockey Pat Day and KFC founder Col. Harlan Sanders in downtown Louisville. Sawyer, the host of ABC's \"Good Morning America,\" is the latest person featured in the \"hometown heroes\" mural series installed by the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation. The mural was installed Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, FILE)Jeff Christensen / AP
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Does Diane Sawyer want off of "Good Morning America?"

J. Max Robins of Broadcasting & Cable magazine breaks the story to Access Hollywood.

“ABC says she has a long term deal, that she's sewn up,” Robins told us. “We're hearing there's maybe an ‘out’ in that contract.”

Why would she want out? Her co-host Charlie Gibson's upcoming departure to anchor ABC's “World News Tonight” may be a factor, Robins said.

“I think she wanted or may have wanted that ‘World News Tonight’ job,” Robins told us. “She's not going to get it. I wonder if she's a happy camper with those early morning hours at GMA.”

A lost opportunity. A lost co-host and, given that her “Primetime Live” is not on ABC's fall schedule, a lost show.

All three losses fuel the rumors that Diane's time at GMA and ABC is running out.

“If I were a betting man I might take the odds that this time next year, or not too long after, Diane Sawyer is no longer on GMA,” Robins told us.