ABC News Reporter Amy Robach to Join “20/20” as Co-Anchor

This morning, ABC announced that Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach will be joining the 20/20 team as a co-anchor. ABC News President, James Goldston, shared the his thoughts on decision with a note to the news division.

Amy Robach

What’s happening:

  • ABC News reporter, Amy Robach will be joining David Muir and Deborah Roberts as a co-anchor of the popular news program, 20/20.
  • At the end of May anchor, Elizabeth Vargas will depart the show and Robach will take her place, lending her unique talents and passion for journalism to the show.
  • Robach excitedly announced the news of her new position on Twitter:

Robach’s career with ABC:

  • A gifted reporter, Robach joined ABC in mid 2012 as a correspondent for Good Morning America when her contract with NBC’s Weekend Today was up.
  • Robach was named a news anchor for GMA in March of 2014.
  • Over the years Robach’s role has had her traveling the world to cover a variety of serious news stories such as terrorism and poaching. She’s also been able to correspond on more cheerful topics including the Olympic games in Sochi, Rio, and PyeongChang.
  • Robach has proven her ability to connect with audiences and discuss difficult topics candidly. In 2013, she shared her personal physical struggles when she had a mammogram on air and later revealed that she had breast cancer.

What they’re saying:

  • James Goldston on Robach: “She’s proved uniquely capable of connecting with a diverse and fascinating group of people to tell their stories, including Tonya Harding, Gretchen Carlson, Hulk Hogan, former UVA dean Nicole Eramo, and Monica Lewinsky for her first network interview in over a decade.”
  • Goldston on 20/20: “[G]reat journalism and distinctive storytelling are always at the heart of what we do, and Amy will help make an outstanding team even better.”

Amy Robach will join 20/20 as a co-anchor at the end of May.