The AP is reporting that Elizabeth Smart will be working at ABC as a special commentator on missing persons and child abduction cases. Smart was abducted from her bedroom as a 14 year old and held captive for about 9 months before finally escaping. At 23 years old now, this obviously gives Smart some unique insight into her future interview subjects.

ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend said, “We think she’ll help our viewers better understand missing persons stories. This is someone with the perspective to know what a family experiences when a loved one goes missing.”

Smart had indicated previously she would like to work on behalf of missing children. She has also started the Elizabeth Smart Foundation to help prevent child abduction.

I’d much rather have this story in the news than that other missing child case, aren’t you.