|Born||Amy Joanne Robach
(1973-02-06) February 6, 1973
St. Joseph, MI, U.S.
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
|Notable credit(s)||Weekend Today
News Anchor (2003–2007)
Saturday Anchor (2007–2012)
Today National Correspondent (2007–2012)
Good Morning America Contributing Correspondent and Substitute Anchor (2012–present) and News Anchor (2014–2018)
“20/20” Co-Anchor (2018-present)
|Spouse(s)||Tim Macintosh (1996–2008)
Andrew Shue (2010–present)
|Children||2 daughters, 3 step-sons|
|Relatives||Matt Lindahl (cousin)|
Amy Joanne Robach (born February 6, 1973) is a television worker for ABC News. Currently, she is the News Anchor for Good Morning America. Previously, she was a national correspondent for NBC News, co-host of the Saturday edition of NBC’s Today and anchor on MSNBC. Beginning in May 2018, she will leave Good Morning America to become anchor of 20/20, replacing Elizabeth Vargas.
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 Miss Georgia pageant in 1995.
She previously worked at WTTG in Washington, D.C., and came to NBC News in 2003 where she spent four years, including a stint anchoring two hours in the morning. She was named co-anchor of Weekend Today in July 2007. Her last day on Weekend Today was May 19, 2012. She also filled in on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Morning Joe. On April 23, 2018, it was announced that Robach would leave GMA as the news reader to become the co-anchor of 20/20 when current co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas departs at the end of May.
Robach made the announcement about switching over to ABC News on May 19, 2012. Robach initially appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America program as a correspondent. She became news anchor of Good Morning America on March 31, 2014. On April 23, 2018, Robach announced she would be leaving Good Morning America to become the new anchor of 20/20.
Robach became engaged to former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue in September 2009, after meeting him at a book party the prior 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 step-sons 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 off the air. She took time off from broadcasting to undergo a bilateral mastectomy. On November 22, 2013, Robach revealed that during 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 reconstruction surgery.