NBC national correspondent Amy Robach is leaving the peacock network for ABC News, where she'll be a New York-based correspondent, ABC announced Monday.
I am pleased to announce that Amy Robach is joining ABC News as a correspondent based in New York, ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in a note to ABC News staff Monday. Amy comes to us from NBC News where she has served as a national correspondent and weekend anchor for Today. She also spent several years anchoring morning news programming on MSNBC.
A tenacious and skilled reporter, Amy has covered a wide-range of stories from Hurricane Katrina to the death of Ronald Reagan. In 2009, she scored a major scoop with the first interview with Rod Blagojevich after his arrest, Sherwood continued. A first-rate storyteller and broadcaster, Amy will go to any heights for her work, including riding along in a Navy F-18 Super Hornet over the Atlantic. As the mother of two daughters and three step sons, she will tell you that her family is one step away from becoming a modern day Brady Bunch. In her new role, Amy will contribute her engaging and high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms.
Amy Robach toasted the career move with hubby Andrew Shue (of Melrose Place fame) in a photo she tweeted to her 4,359 followers.
Here are five things to know about Amy Robach as she makes the move from NBC to CBS:
1. Placed fourth in the 1995 Miss Georgia pageant representing Gwinnett County
2. Married to Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue
3. Amy Robach was an outstanding gymnast as a child, including seven years as a competitive gymnast
4. Is a sister-in-law to actress Elizabeth Shue and An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim
5. Used to serve as a fill-in host for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann.