Elizabeth Smart to Serve as ABC Commentator

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Elizabeth Smart, who was famously kidnapped and held captive for nine months by Brian David Mitchell when she was 14, has signed a deal with ABC.

Smart, now 23, will become a commentator on missing persons and child abduction cases for the network's news programs, and will start very soon.

A spokesperson for Utah native Smart says Elizabeth wants to take the job so she can create awareness about cases involving missing children.

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We wish Elizabeth Smart the best in her journalistic endeavors.

It's amazing how far Smart has come since her traumatic abduction, and it's terrific that she will be lending her name and face to this cause.

At Mitchell's sentencing last month, Smart addressed the court, saying: “I don’t have very much to say to you. I know exactly what you did."

"I know that you know what you did was wrong. You did it with a full knowledge. I also want you to know that I have a wonderful life now, that no matter what you do it will never affect me again. You took away nine months of my life.

"That can never be returned, but in this life or next, you will have to be held responsible for those actions, and I hope you are ready for when that time comes."