Amy Robach - 2016 Featured Guest
Amy Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in March 2014. Since joining ABC News, Robach has traveled nationally and internationally to cover major news events. She traveled to Nigeria to interview Malala Yousafzai, the seventeen year-old who was in the African country as part of a campaign to free hundreds of captive school girls. Robach reported live from South Africa just days after the shooting of Oscars Pistorious’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and anchored a special 20/20: The Fast Times of Oscar Pistorius. She also anchored ABC News’ coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and reported from London for the birth of Prince George. Breaking news stories in the U.S. Robach has covered include: Superstorm Sandy, reporting live from the Rockaways on the one-year anniversary; and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Additionally, she sat down with recording pop star Taylor Swift after her worldwide exclusive live-stream on Yahoo and ABC News announcing Swift’s new album and single.
In October 2013, Amy received some life-altering news when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As part of Good Morning America "Goes Pink Day" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at the urging of her colleague, Robin Roberts, she had her first mammogram (broadcast live in front of millions of viewers). Since Robach was 40, the recommended age women should start getting mammograms, producers felt that she would be the perfect person to help raise awareness about the importance of early detection and participate in the first ever live television mammogram. A few weeks later, Robach received the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy and subsequent treatment. Robach says the decision to have that on-air mammogram was "the difference between life and death."