Rick Kaplan is headed back to ABC.
Kaplan, who exited his producer position at "CBS Evening News" on Tuesday ahead of anchor Katie Couric's departure, has signed on with ABC, the network announced on Thursday.
Kaplan will serve as executive producer of "This Week With Christiane Amanpour." He will also be tasked with overseeing ABC News' political coverage.
Kaplan has an extensive history with ABC, having spent nearly two decades as producer of "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "PrimeTime Live" and "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings."
ABC News president Ben Sherwood said that Kaplan's mission will be " to lead 'This Week' to No. 1 and to guide ABC News to dominance in the 2012 elections and beyond."