As TVNewser first reported over the weekend, NBC News anchor and correspondent Amy Robach is joining ABC News as a correspondent, based in New York.
“In her new role, Amy will contribute her engaging and high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms,” wrote ABC News president Ben Sherwood in a memo to staff this morning.
Robach, who officially announced her departure on Saturday’s edition of “Weekend Today,” also appeared on this morning’s show to once again say good bye to the “Today” team.
Sherwood’s memo to staff about Robach, after the jump.
From: “Sherwood, Ben”
Date: May 21, 2012
To: ABCTV News ALL
Subject: Amy Robach
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.A tenacious and skilled reporter, Amy has covered a wide-range of stories from Hurricane Katrina to the death of Ronald Reagan. In 2009, she scored a major scoop with the first interview with Rod Blagojevich after his arrest.
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 step sons, she will tell you that her family is one step away from becoming a modern day Brady Bunch.
In her new role, Amy will contribute her engaging and high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms.
Please joining me in welcoming her to the ABC News family.