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amy robach

news anchor, abc's good morning america,
and breast cancer survivor/advocate

Amy Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in March 2014.  Since joining ABC News, Robach has traveled nationally and internationally covering breaking news stories.  She anchored ABC News’ coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia; reported from London for the birth of Prince George; covered Superstorm Sandy; the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut; among numerous other events.  She has also hosted several 20/20 programs for ABC News.  

 

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 and worked as a reporter at WTTG in Washington, DC prior to 2003. 

 

In October 2013, Amy received some life-altering news when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As part of Good Morning America "Goes Pink Day" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at the urging of her colleague, Robin Roberts, she had her first mammogram (broadcast live in front of millions of viewers). Since Robach was 40, the recommended age women should start getting mammograms, producers felt that she would be the perfect person to help raise awareness about the importance of early detection and participate in the first ever live television mammogram. A few weeks later, Robach received the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy and subsequent treatment. Robach says the decision to have that on-air mammogram was "the difference between life and death."

 

In her new book, Better:  How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour, Amy chronicles her twelve month journey following her breast cancer diagnosis. From her on-air mammogram on Good Morning America to her treatment and its impact on her work life, her family and her marriage, Robach takes readers on an emotional journey of resilience, bravery and hope.

 

Robach is originally from Lansing, Michigan, and spent her childhood in St. Louis, Missouri and Atlanta, Georgia.  She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She resides in New York City with her husband, 2 daughters and is also the stepmom to 3 wonderful boys. 

   

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Christine Clifford
Becky Olson
Phyllis George
Kathryn Childers
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Peggy Fleming
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Dr. Jerri Nielson (1952-2009)
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