ABC names Brookwood High grad Amy Robach ’20/20’ co-anchor

Amy Robach of Good Morning America (Photo: ABC)

Amy Robach, a graduate of Brookwood High School, has been named a co-anchor on the show “20/20.”

Robach, 45, best known as a news anchor on “Good Morning America,” has previously reported on 20/20, but will now join David Muir full time.

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ABC says she will continue to report frequently for “Good Morning America,” where she originally joined as a correspondent in 2012, as well as across ABC News when major stories break.

She replaces Elizabeth Vargas on the show, who recently left ABC News and has reportedly signed a production and anchoring deal with A&E Networks.

“Amy, as we know so well, is a brilliant journalist and a skilled interviewer,” ABC News president James Goldston said in a staff memo obtained by People magazine. “She has covered the biggest news events around the world, from the deadly terrorist attacks in Belgium and Manchester and the Pulse nightclub shooting to the poaching epidemic in Tanzania and the Olympic games in PyeongChang, Rio and Sochi.”

In 2013, Robach discovered she had breast cancer after an on-air mammogram. The experience was very public and announced that following a bilateral mastectomy, she was cancer free.

Robach graduated from Brookwood in 1991 and attended the University of Georgia where she earned a degree in journalism. She began her career as a general assignment reporter in South Carolina and moved on to become a morning anchor in Washington D.C., where she covered 9/11 from the Pentagon. She spent five years at NBC, where she was an anchor at MSNBC and co-host of Weekend Today.

“Now I’ll be able to say good morning AND good night America,” Robach tweeted.

20/20 airs Fridays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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