The former World News anchor will present a report Friday on sex trafficking

By Lynette Rice
Updated January 22, 2015 06:45 PM
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Diane Sawyer, it’s good to have you back on ABC News!

But the longtime World News anchor isn’t taking back her old chair: Sawyer will appear on her old show Friday to present a story on sex trafficking. Her complete report will air later that night on Nightline and Monday’s edition of Good Morning America.

This the first time Sawyer has returned to World News since stepping down from her five-year role as anchor Aug. 27.

At the time, Sawyer, 68, told viewers she wasn’t “going far,” just “down the hall” and “up the stairs.”

“I am not slowing down, but gearing up in a new way, already at work on some of the stories that take you into the real lives around us, the ones we rarely get to see,” she added.

Sawyer’s piece for Nightline will focus on how sex trafficking is taking place in plain sight. Sawyer teamed with New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof, whose upcoming PBS documentary series A Path Appears looks inside the sex trade in America.

Sawyer’s next special will be an in-depth, long-term piece about women in prison.

In November, Sawyer lost her husband of 26 years, director Mike Nichols.