After spending more than 30 years at ABC News, conservative political pundit George Will is jumping to Fox News, it was announced Tuesday.

"We are delighted to have someone of George's stature join Fox News. His wisdom is enduring and his achievements are far too long to list," Michael Clemente, executive vice president of news, said in a statement.

Will, a political columnist, author and panelist for ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," is joining Fox News as a contributor.

He will appear across all FNC programming, including as a panelist on "Special Report with Bret Baier" and "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace."

An ABC News spokesperson told The Huffington Post's Michael Calderone that the shift of "This Week" from Washington to New York -- something done to accommodate Stephanopoulos, who also anchors "Good Morning America" from Manhattan -- played a major role in Will's decision, since he was routinely having travel to New York to appear on the show.

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