Amy Robach was named Co-Anchor of ABC News’ 20/20 in May 2018, after reporting as the News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America for several years.
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.
Our event with Amy Robach was nothing short of INCREDIBLE! Everything went off flawlessly. Her presentation was over the top great. She touched everybody with her speech—newly diagnosed, survivors, family members, support people and more. She was genuine and that truly radiated from the stage.The community is still buzzing!
Amy Robach spoke at our 15th anniversary luncheon, and she will be a challenge to top in the years ahead. Not only was she incredibly warm and friendly to all our guests, her keynote address was personal, poignant and moving – there were few dry eyes as she exited the ballroom to a standing ovation. In addition to being an amazing speaker, she and her office were very easy to work with in the months leading up to our event. There are not enough positive things we can say about our experience – she made the entire luncheon an experience that our guests will not soon forget