News Anchor, “Good Morning America”
Amy Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in
Since joining ABC News, Robach has traveled nationally and
internationally to cover major news events. She reported from Brussels
on the terrorist bombings in Belgium, Orlando, Florida on the mass
shooting at Pulse nightclub, Dallas, TX to cover the shooting ambush
of police officers, and on the ground in Newton, Connecticut for the
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Robach contributed to
network-wide coverage on Election Night 2016 from Trump headquarters
and the Washington Mall in Washington, DC for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.
She also traveled to Iceland to report on the front lines of climate
change with the world’s most elite ice climbers, taking viewers into
an ice sinkhole over a hundred feet deep live using the latest in
drone technology. As part of GMA’s Hidden Worlds series, she reported
from Tanzania on the poaching epidemic and its impact across the
globe. In 2014, she traveled to Nigeria to interview Malala Yousafzai,
the seventeen year-old who was in the African country as part of a
campaign to free hundreds of captive school girls. She also reported
live from South Africa just days after the shooting of Oscar
Pistorious’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Robach anchored ABC News’
coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the
2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and reported from London for the
birth of Prince George.
Additionally, Robach has interviewed countless newsmakers and
celebrities. Her headline making interviews include: Gretchen
Carlson’s first television on sexual harassment in the workplace, Hulk
Hogan who responded to making racial slurs and Monica Lewinsky, her
first network interview in over a decade. She also sat down with Real
Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice after time spent in a
federal prison and recording pop star Taylor Swift after her worldwide
exclusive live-stream on Yahoo and ABC News announcing Swift’s new
album and single.
Robach has reported and anchored several “20/20” programs for ABC
News. Most recently, she spoke exclusively with Leanna Taylor, the
woman whose ex-husband was convicted of their toddler death in a hot
car. She extensively covered the University of Virginia campus rape
case landing the first interview with Dean Nicole Eramo following the
retraction of the infamous Rolling Stone article. In December 2013,
Robach hosted the two-hour primetime special "Secrets of the
Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey” where she traveled to the English and
Scottish country sides to go behind the scenes of “Downton Abbey” and
explore the present day British aristocracy.
In 2015, Robach wrote a New York Times bestseller titled “Better:
How I Let Go of Control, Held On To Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest
Hour" about her unexpected journey with breast cancer after being
diagnosed following an on-air mammogram on GMA.
Before joining ABC News, Robach worked at NBC News from 2003 to
2012. In 2007, Robach was the co-anchor of Saturday TODAY and an NBC
News National Correspondent. During that time, she also filled in as
Weekday TODAY co-anchor, Weekday Newsreader and anchor for NBC Nightly
News with Brian Williams. Prior to that, Robach was an anchor for
MSNBC from 2003-2007.
During her 9 years at NBC, Robach interviewed major political
newsmakers: Barack Obama in 2004, Senator John McCain, Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, Speaker Newt Gingrich, as well as world leaders such as Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Robach also covered the 2004 and 2008
presidential elections, traveling to Iowa to interview the candidates.
She also interviewed Elizabeth Edwards, following the scandal with her
husband, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. Robach traveled to Beijing to
cover the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2009, she nabbed the first sit down
interview with Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich as he faced
impeachment and criminal charges. In 2010, Robach got a rare
one-on-one interview with Britain’s Prince Harry in Barbados. She flew
in an F-18 fighter jet, broke the sound barrier, landed on and then
catapulted off the aircraft carrier, the USS George HW Bush. Robach
also traveled the globe, reporting for “Where in the World Is Matt
Lauer” with live broadcasts from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Seychelles.
From 1999-2003, Robach worked at WTTG in Washington, DC as a
reporter and morning and noon anchor. She covered the aftermath of
9/11 and the war with Iraq, reporting live from the Pentagon. Robach
also contributed to the Edward R. Murrow award winning broadcast
covering the Serial Sniper attacks and was honored in Regardie’s
magazine as one of the top 100 powerful Washingtonians.
Robach got her start as a general assignment reporter from 1995-1999
at WCBD TV in Charleston, SC. There, she traveled to Honduras to cover
the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch and reported from Iceland to cover
the transport of “Keiko,” aka Free Willy, to his native waters via a
Charleston Air Force C-17 cargo plane. Robach also spent many summers
reporting live from hurricanes Bertha, Fran and Bonnie as they
battered the North Carolina coast. As a crime reporter, Robach also
witnessed the lethal injection of a man who had been sitting on death
row for over 20 years, convicted of a triple homicide.
Robach is originally from Lansing, Michigan. She grew up in St.
Louis, Missouri and then moved down south to Atlanta, GA just before
high school. Robach attended the University of Georgia where she
graduated with honors and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She
currently resides in New York City with her husband, two daughters and
is also the stepmom to three wonderful boys.