Amy Robach

Amy Joanne Robach (born February 6, 1973) is a television presenter for ABC News. She is currently the co-anchor of 20/20 and the breaking news anchor for Good Morning America. She was a national correspondent for NBC News, co-host of the Saturday edition of NBC's Today, and anchor on MSNBC. Since May 2018, she has been the co-anchor of 20/20 alongside David Muir, replacing Elizabeth Vargas.

Amy Robach
Amy Robach
Robach co-hosts NBC's Today Show from Rockefeller Center on October 13, 2008
BornAmy Joanne Robach
February 6, 1973 (age 45)
St. Joseph, MI, U.S.
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
EducationBroadcast Journalism
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
OccupationAnchor; correspondent
Years active2003–present
Notable credit(s)Weekend Today
News Anchor (2003–2007)
Saturday Anchor (2007–2012)
Today National Correspondent (2007–2012)
Abc News Contributing Correspondent and Substitute Anchor (2012–present) and Good Morning America News Anchor (2014–2018)
"20/20" Co-Anchor (2018-present)
Good Morning America Breaking-News Anchor (2018-present)
Spouse(s)Tim Macintosh (1996–2008)
Andrew Shue (2010–present)
Children2 daughters, 3 stepsons[1]
RelativesMatt Lindahl (cousin)[2][3][4]

Early life

Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Robach grew up in East Lansing, Michigan before moving to St. Louis, Missouri. Her family moved again to Georgia where she attended high school and college. She graduated from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, and from the University of Georgia with high honors in broadcast journalism.[2] She was 4th runner-up in the 1995 Miss Georgia pageant.[5]

Career

Robach worked at WTTG in Washington, D.C., then came to MSNBC in 2003 where she spent four years, including a stint anchoring two hours in the morning, and filling in on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Morning Joe. She was named co-anchor of Weekend Today in July 2007. Her last day on Weekend Today was May 19, 2012.,[6] when she announced she would be moving to ABC News.[1][6]

Robach initially appeared on ABC's Good Morning America program as a correspondent.[7] She became the show's news anchor on March 31, 2014. On April 23, 2018, she announced she would be leaving to become the new anchor of 20/20. She continues to work on “GMA” as a breaking-news anchor, shipping out to cover major news, such as natural disasters, in the field.

Personal life

Family

Robach is a cousin of former Nashville Star contestant Matt Lindahl. Her aunt and uncle were performing-arts teachers at her high school.[2][3][4]

Robach was married to Tim McIntosh from 1996 until filing for an uncontested divorce in 2008. They have two daughters, Ava (2002) and Analise (2006).[8][9]

Robach became engaged to former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue in September 2009, after meeting him at a book party the previous April.[10][11] They were married on Robach's 37th birthday, February 6, 2010, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, adjacent to the Hudson River.[12] Robach has three stepsons from her marriage to Andrew Shue, Nate (1997) Aidan (1999) and Wyatt (2004).[8]

Health

On November 11, 2013, Robach revealed on Good Morning America that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer after receiving a mammogram on live television on October 1, 2013, and after undergoing follow-up tests. She took time off from broadcasting to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.[13] On November 22, 2013, Robach revealed that during the surgery, doctors found a second malignant tumor in her other breast and that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes (classified as Stage IIB).[14] She then underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and reconstructive surgery.

References

  1. ^ a b "Amy Robach Joins ABC News" (Press release). ABC News. May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-21. Ben Sherwood, ABC News President: 'As the mother of two daughters and three step sons, [Amy] will tell you that her family is one step away from becoming a modern day Brady Bunch.'
  2. ^ a b c Wilson, Phylecia (July 2008). "Snellville's Own Amy Robach Becomes a Today Show co-host". Gwinnett Citizen. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  3. ^ a b Wallace, San Dee (April 15, 2004). "San Dee Wallace". The Herald Palladium. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  4. ^ a b Woodson, Joy L. (October 15, 2013). "Loving the Lindahls: Theater Couple Takes Final Bow at Brookwood High". Snellville.patch.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  5. ^ "With New Leadership at Miss America Pageant, Is the Swimsuit Competition on Its Way Out?". Inside Edition. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  6. ^ a b "Honoring Amy: 3 memorable moments from her TODAY career". allDAY blog. Today.com. May 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  7. ^ Ford, David (July 20, 2012). "ABC News Coverage Plans — Tragedy in Colorado". ABC News.
  8. ^ a b "Mad Love With Andrew & Amy » New York Family Magazine". Newyorkfamily.com. June 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  9. ^ http://www.answers.com/mt/amy-robach
  10. ^ "Wedding Belle". New York Post. September 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
  11. ^ Miller, Samantha (September 27, 2009). "Engaged: Andrew Shue and Today's Amy Robach!". People. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
  12. ^ Caplan, David (February 7, 2010). "Andrew Shue and Today's Amy Robach are married". People. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  13. ^ News, ABC. "ABC News' Amy Robach Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis". ABC News.
  14. ^ "ABC's Amy Robach: 'My cancer had spread'".

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