Amy Robach leaving NBC's 'Today' show for ABC News

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

Amy Robach, the co-host of NBC’s Today show’s weekend edition, is defecting to ABC News.

Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, announced the news Monday.

“I am pleased to announce that Amy Robach is joining ABC News as a correspondent based in New York.…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,” he said.

Robach has co-anchored Today since 2007. She will now be a national correspondent for ABC News and be based in New York.

Along with her stint on Today, Robach anchored morning news for MSNBC since 2003.

Robach said a tearful goodbye on Saturday’s edition of Today.

“I want to thank everybody. I could not name everyone in the studio right now who has made every Saturday morning, when that alarm clock goes off, worth getting up for,” she said.

Her career highlights include coverage of Hurricane Katrina as well as landing the first interview with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich following his 2009 arrest on charges of corruption.

“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 stepsons, she will tell you that her family is one step away from becoming a modern day Brady Bunch,” Sherwood stated. “In her new role, Amy will contribute her engaging and high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms.…Please join me in welcoming her to the ABC News family.”

 
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