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Kidnap Survivor Elizabeth Smart Hired by ABC News

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Utah kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart has been hired as a contributor for ABC News.

Smart, now 23, who was abducted in 2002 from her Salt Lake City home and held for nine months, will appear across all ABC News programs and platforms.

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“She could be on the air within the next few weeks,” ABC News spokeswoman Julie Townsend said.

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“This is definitely not about looking backward and telling her story, which has been well told and retold,” ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend said of Smart’s role.

Instead, Smart will be “helping viewers understand missing-persons stories from the perspective of knowing what a family experiences when a loved one goes missing.”

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