The original news anchors were veteran journalists Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes, who lasted only one show. They were replaced by former game show and Today host Hugh Downs, who was later joined by co-host Barbara Walters in 1984. Downs and Walters were also previously co-hosts of NBC's Today together. Downs retired in 1999 and Walters became solo news anchor until 2002 when John Miller was hired to be permanent co-host of the series. Miller left and was replaced by John Stossel in 2003. Walters' left the co-anchor position in 2004 and was replaced by Elizabeth Vargas. However, Walters still frequently contributes to the show.
The disctinctive theme music to 20/20 was written by Robert Arnold Israel and based upon ABC's World News Tonight theme written by Lillian Scheinert.
|Diane Sawyer||Contributing Anchor||21-22|
|Sam Donaldson||Contributing Anchor||21-22|
|Charles Gibson||Contributing Anchor||21-22|
|Connie Chung||Contributing Anchor||21-24|
|Jack Ford||Contributing Anchor||23|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series