Amy Robach is a correspondent for ABC News based in New York contributing to all ABC News broadcasts. Since joining ABC News in 2012, Robach’s assignments have already sent her across the United States and Canada. In addition to working on several “20/20” investigations and “Nightline” reports, Robach has worked on lighter fare as well, recently sitting down with David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Charlie Sheen.
Before her ABC News position, Robach was seen on NBC news, from 2003 to 2012. In 2007 she became the co-host of Saturday “TODAY” and an NBC News national correspondent. During that time she also filled in as weekday “TODAY” co-host, weekday newsreader and as anchor for “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams. Prior to that, Robach appeared as an anchor for MSNBC, from 2003-2007.
During her nine years at NBC, Robach interviewed major political operatives and world leaders, including Barak Obama in 2004, Senator John McCain, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Newt Gingrich, as well as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She covered the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections, traveling to Iowa to interview 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 landed the first sit-down interview with Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich as he faced impeachment and criminal charges. In 2010 she got a one-on-one interview with Britain’s Prince Harry in Barbados. Robach has flown in an F-18 fighter jet, broken the sound barrier, landed on and then catapulted off the aircraft carrier the USS George HW Bush. She 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. She 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, she 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, MI. She spent her childhood in St. Louis, MO and then moved down south to Atlanta, GA just before high school. She 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 and two daughters, and is also the step mom to three wonderful boys.
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