Amy Robach Biography
Amy Joanne Robach is an American journalist who currently works as an ABC News television reporter. She co-anchors 20/20 and serves as a breaking news anchor/fill-in anchor for Good Morning America. Robach worked for NBC News as a national correspondent, co-hosted the Saturday edition of NBC’s Today, and was an anchor on MSNBC. She has been the co-anchor of 20/20 with David Muir since May 2018.
Robach attended Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia with high honors in broadcast journalism. She finished fourth in the Miss Georgia pageant in 1995. She began working at WCBD in 1995. Robach then left the station in 1999 to work at WTTG in Washington, D.C., before joining MSNBC in 2003, where she stayed for four years, anchoring two hours in the morning and filling in on Countdown with Morning Joe and Keith Olbermann.
In July 2007, she was named Weekend Today co-anchor. Her final day on Weekend Today was May 19, 2012, when she announced her departure to ABC News. Robach began her career as a correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America. On March 31, 2014, she was named the show’s news anchor. Robach was named the new co-anchor of 20/20 in 2018.
Robach began hosting Pandemic: What You Need To Know on ABC in March 2020, a daytime program initially focused on the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and aired in place of Strahan, Sara, and Keke. GMA3: What You Need To Know eventually took over for Strahan, Sara, and Keke, with Robach remaining as host.
Robach has interviewed a plethora of newsmakers since joining ABC News. She recently conducted exclusive, front-page interviews with Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President and presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who became the focus of a political firestorm; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on his COVID-19 response; Tonya Harding for a two-hour “Truth and Lies” primetime special; and Gretchen Carlson, in her first television interview on sexual harassment.
Robach has covered major national and international news events such as the mass shootings at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. She has also covered Joe Biden’s and President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaigns, as well as the death and aftermath of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her international reporting has included coverage of terrorist attacks in Manchester, the United Kingdom, and Brussels, Belgium. She also went to Iceland to report on the front lines of climate change with the world’s best ice climbers, and she reported live from Tanzania on the poaching epidemic and its global impact.
In 2014, she traveled to Nigeria to interview Malala Yousafzai, a seventeen-year-old activist who was fighting for the release of hundreds of captive schoolgirls. She also reported live from South Africa, just days after Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot.
Robach was the anchor of ABC News’ Olympic coverage of the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She also contributed to network-wide coverage of Election Night 2016 from Trump’s headquarters and the 2017 Presidential Inauguration on the Washington Mall in Washington, DC.
Robach recently interviewed Kelly Ripa for “20/20” in the aftermath of Regis Philbin’s death, as well as Leanna Taylor, the woman whose ex-husband was convicted of their toddler’s death in a hot car. She also widely covered the University of Virginia campus rape case, landing the first interview with Dean Nicole Eramo after the infamous Rolling Stone article was retracted.
Amy wrote a New York Times bestseller titled “Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On To Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour” in 2015 about her unexpected journey with breast cancer after being diagnosed after an on-air mammogram on GMA.
Robach worked at NBC News from 2003 to 2012 before joining ABC News. Robach was an NBC News national correspondent and Saturday TODAY co-anchor in 2007. During that time, she also served as a weekday TODAY co-anchor and newsreader, as well as an anchor for NBC Nightly News. Robach previously worked as an anchor for MSNBC from 2003 to 2007. She has also worked as a correspondent for WTTG TV in Washington, DC, and WCBD TV in Charleston, South Carolina.
Amy Robach Age
How old is Amy Robach? Robach is 50 years old as of 2023. She was born Amy Joanne Robach on February 6, 1973, in St. Joseph, Michigan, in the United States of America. In addition, Amy celebrates her birthday on the 6th of February, and her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Amy’s nationality is American and she belongs to the white ethnicity.
Amy Robach Family
Robach was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, and raised in East Lansing before moving to St. Louis, Missouri. Her family relocated to Georgia, where she completed high school and college. She attended Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. Later on, she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with honors from the University of Georgia. She finished fourth in the Miss Georgia pageant in 1995.
Amy is also the cousin of former Nashville Star contestant Matt Lindahl. Her aunt and uncle taught performing arts at her high school.
Amy Robach Husband
Is Amy Rbach married? Amy was married to Tim McIntosh from 1996 until 2008 when she filed for an uncontested divorce. They have two daughters together, Ava born in 2002, and Analise born in 2006. Robach married former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue in September 2009, after meeting him at a book party in April. On Robach’s 37th birthday, February 6, 2010, they married at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, which is adjacent to the Hudson River.
Amy also has three stepsons from her marriage to Andrew Shue: Nate (1997), Aidan (1999), and Wyatt (2004). Andrew Shue is the founder of Cafemom.com, an internet portal geared toward women and mothers that have been one of the most successful female-focused properties online at various times.
Amy Robach Height
Robach stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches tall (1.65 m) with a moderate weight.
Amy Robach Health
Amy revealed on Good Morning America on November 11, 2013, that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. This was after receiving a mammogram on live television on October 1, 2013, and after undergoing follow-up tests. She had to take a break from broadcasting to have a bilateral mastectomy.
On November 22, 2013, she revealed that doctors discovered a second malignant tumor in her other breast during surgery and that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes (classified as stage IIB). She went through eight rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and reconstructive surgery after that.
Amy Robach Salary
Robach earns an average annual salary of $1 million.
Amy Robach Net Worth
How much is Amy Robach worth? Robach has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Amy’s wealth, however, is largely from her husband Andrew Shue, a highly successful internet entrepreneur and former actor.