WPVI’s Eva Pilgrim Joins ABC News as Correspondent

By Mark Joyella 

ABC News has hired Eva Pilgrim from ABC-owned WPVI in Philadelphia. Pilgrim, an anchor and reporter at the station, will become a New York based correspondent for the network.

“Eva is a very talented journalist who has covered countless major national stories,” said ABC News president James Goldston in a note to staff announcing the hire.

“We are excited for Eva and very happy that she is staying in the Disney/ABC family,” said WPVI general manager Bernie Prazenica told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Eva made a great contribution to Action News and we will miss her but we look forward to seeing her back on 6ABC in her new role very soon.”


Pilgrim starts Jan. 4.

Here’s Goldston’s full memo:


I’m pleased to announce that Eva Pilgrim will join ABC News as a correspondent. She will start in New York on January 4th.

Eva is a very talented journalist who has covered countless major national stories including the Amtrak derailment, the Pope’s historic US visit, the Sago Mine disaster and Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Additionally, she has won several awards for her investigative journalism including reports on taxi drivers neglecting to pick up people in wheelchairs and members of the military who were being scammed.

Most recently, she was an anchor and reporter at our powerhouse station WPVI in Philadelphia. She previously worked at stations in Charlotte, NC, Bluefield, WV, and Columbia, SC.

Eva was born in Seoul, South Korea and, growing up in a military family, moved all around the United States. She attended the University of Florida and University of South Carolina. While at the University of Florida, Eva was a member of the debate team and still loves a good argument. She is a self-proclaimed chemistry nerd. When not at work, she enjoys playing the violin and riding her motorcycle.

Please join me in welcoming Eva to ABC News.