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ABC Hires Elizabeth Smart

Bestselling Learn Guitar on Android! ABC News has hired former kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart to serve as a missing persons contributor. Smart, now 23, was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah home in 2002 and held for eight months by a drifter couple now serving life in prison. Network spokeswoman Julie Townsend said, "We expect that she can add some insightful, invaluable perspective of what families are going through and bring stories to life for viewers." The deal has been in the works for several months and Smart is expected to be on the air within the next few weeks. Smart will contribute across the network's news programs including "Good Morning America" and "Nightline." In a statement through her publicist, Smart said of her new job, "I am committed to giving back and getting involved where I can make the greatest difference through child advocacy work. Partnering with ABC provides a powerful tool to help me accomplish this."
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