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Amy Joanne Robach (born February 6, 1973) is a television presenter for ABC News. She is the co-anchor of 20/20 and the breaking news anchor/fill-in 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 Joanne Robach
February 6, 1973
St. Joseph, MI, U.S.
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
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)
|Children||2 daughters, 3 stepsons|
|Relatives||Matt Lindahl (cousin)|
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. She was 4th runner-up in the 1995 Miss Georgia pageant.
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., when she announced she would be moving to ABC News.
Robach initially appeared on ABC's Good Morning America program as a correspondent. 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.
Robach became engaged to former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue in September 2009, after meeting him at a book party the previous April. They were married on Robach's 37th birthday, February 6, 2010, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, adjacent to the Hudson River. Robach has three stepsons from her marriage to Andrew Shue, Nate (1997) Aidan (1999) and Wyatt (2004).
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. 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). She then underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and reconstructive surgery.
- "Amy Robach Joins ABC News" (Press release). ABC News. May 21, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
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.'
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