Ron Claiborne Says Goodbye to GMA Weekend and ABC News

By A.J. Katz 

Ron Claiborne is saying goodbye to ABC News after 32 years at the network, 14 of which were spent as GMA Weekend anchor.

Claiborne joined the network in 1986 as a Boston-based general assignment reporter, and has reported from 40 countries, covered four presidential campaigns and co-anchored 1,200 episodes of GMA Weekend.

Here’s a nice tribute to the longtime ABC Newser from his friends at GMA Weekend:

The anchor/correspondent was honored by friends and colleagues with a goodbye party earlier in the week, in celebration of his tenure.

The party was held at the Dakota Bar – a go-to spot for ABC News get-togethers – with attendees including ABC News president James Goldston, Barbara Fedida, Marc Burstein, Diane Sawyer, John Quinones, Dan Harris, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, and many more.

“Working with you is an honor,” Haines told Claiborne. “You are a legendary journalist, and you are one of the most loving people I’ve ever worked with and but also one of the most talented.”

“It’s been one of the great pleasures of my career to spend weekend mornings with you for 8 years,” added his GMA colleague, Harris.”