“Good Morning America” Anchor Dan Harris Leaving ABC News After More Than 20 Years

Dan Harris, longtime Good Morning America anchor, has announced that he will be leaving ABC News in two months to focus on his new company.

  • Harris will be leaving ABC News after more than 20 years to focus on his new company Ten Percent Happier, a meditation-focused movement he started after having a panic attack on-air, according to ABC7NY.
  • Harris made the announcement in a video on the official Good Morning America Twitter account.

  • "Even though I'm a public proponent of work-life balance, if I'm honest, I've struggled to follow my own advice. So I recently asked ABC News management to let me out of my contract early," Harris said in the video.
  • Harris joined ABC News in 2000 and has reported on some of the biggest stories in recent years, including the war in Afghanistan, the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • He has also received an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy award in his time there.
  • Harris has been a weekend anchor for Good Morning America since 2010 and has filed reports for World News Tonight, ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.
  • Harris’ 2014 book "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story," topped the New York Times Bestseller List.