Rob Nelson, the former ABC News anchor/correspondent, is set to begin his new post as anchor/reporter at New York's ABC Owned Station, WABC 7. Nelson will take the place of former anchor Phil Lipof, who left Channel 7 in December to move closer to his roots, taking an anchoring job at ABC affiliate WCVB. Nelson will anchor the weekend editions of Eyewitness News This Morning with co-anchor Michelle Charlesworth and Meteorologist Amy Freeze. Nelson's first day, announced via Twitter, will be Wednesday, January 15th, after undergoing the standard station orientations. He will report from the field this week, and he will anchor his first newscast on Saturday, January 18th. WABC uploaded Nelson's brief biography to the station website on January 13th, along with his official station portrait.