This is one in a series of spotlights profiling members of the 2017 Grady Fellowship class, scheduled to be inducted during Grady Salutes: A Celebration of Achievement, Commitment and Leadership on April 28, 2017. See “2017 Fellowship Class Announced” to view a complete list of Fellows.
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Amy Robach (ABJ ’95), news anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” has made quite an impact on students at the University of Georgia and Grady College over the past few years. In January 2015, Grady College’s DiGamma Kappa student organization honored Robach with its Distinguished Achievement Award, and later that same year, she delivered the UGA commencement address.
Robach returns to UGA April 28 as Grady College inducts her into the 2017 Grady Fellowship class.
Since joining ABC News, Robach has traveled nationally and internationally to cover major news events. Recently, she has reported from Brussels on the terrorist bombings in Belgium; Orlando, Florida, on the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub and Dallas, Texas, to cover the shooting ambush of police officers. She also contributes to GMA’s Hidden Worlds series, and has covered Election Night 2016 from Trump headquarters and anchored ABC News’ coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2015, Robach 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” about her unexpected journey with breast cancer after being diagnosed following an on-air mammogram on GMA.
Before joining ABC News, Robach worked as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and at WTTG in Washington, D.C. and WCBD in Charleston, South Carolina.
Robach graduated from Grady College, with honors, with a degree in broadcast journalism.