Amy Robach and ABC Rescue From 'Titanic': NBC a Sinking Ship?

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By Brittney R. Villalva, Christian Post Reporter
May 21, 2012|3:46 pm

Amy Robach, a national correspondent and weekend anchor, has switched networks and moved from NBC's "Today Show" to ABC.

The 39-year-old anchor who was familiar to weekend viewers of the "Today Show" will now move over to ABC News as a part of the New York affiliate, according to a new statement released by the ABC network.

"A tenacious and skilled reporter, Amy has covered a wide-range of stories from Hurricane Katrina to the death of Ronald Reagan," ABC News President Ben Sherwood told staff members in a note on Monday. "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."

Robach will now serve as a national correspondent in the New York ABC news office.

"In her new role, Amy will contribute her engaging and high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms," Sherwood added.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Robach is a mother of two and began her career at WTTG before moving to MSNBC in 2003. Before turning to journalism, Robach was the fourth runner up for Miss Georgia in 1994.

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Robach bade her last farewell to the "Today Show" on Saturday, thanking those who made her job something worth waking up to.

"I just want to thank everybody for - I could not name everyone in the studio right now who have made when that alarm goes every Saturday morning worth getting up for," she said.

Some speculated as to why Robach had chosen to leave, and few expressed a high opinion of NBC's Today Show, comparing it to the "Titanic."

"Run away from NBC as fast as u can. Its a liberal sinking ship," Walrus 1949 wrote on the Huffington Post blog.

"Another Titanic, that is NBC. Sad that such a once great network has become one that is totally in the cellar," jmslotnick added.

 

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