Amy Robach has moved up to news anchor on “GMA,” replacing Josh Elliott who left ABC for NBC Sports. ABC President Ben Sherwood wrote a note to the news division informing them that Robach had been promoted to news anchor on “Good Morning America.”
ABC News reported on the big change March 31. Sherwood praised Robach for filling in for Robin Roberts when she was recovering from her bone marrow transplant. Robach was seen taking her place for most of the 174 days Roberts was away. She interviewed families of the Newtown shooting victims, reported on the birth of Prince George, and gave an inside peek of the highly-rated British drama, “Downton Abbey.”
“We always knew that Amy was special and we have all been especially inspired to watch her battle breast cancer with grace and determination,” Sherwood wrote. “Indeed, she thrilled us with two weeks of memorable dispatches from Sochi anchoring our Olympic coverage – all between chemo treatments. Amy will be a fierce and formidable full-time addition to our GMA team.”
Predictions of Amy Robach’s role as news anchor on “GMA” have all been positive. She’s well-liked by fans and has good chemistry with Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and Ginger Zee.
In an update April 18, Lara Spencer will be co-hosting alongside Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos on “GMA.” A letter was sent out to the news division announcing this from ABC News President James Goldston. Spencer will be making $3 million a year. This report was verified on Inquisitr.