Amy Robach leaves 'Today' for ABC News

amy-robach-getty.jpgJournalist Amy Robach has been with the NBC news family since 2003, when she was hired at MSNBC. But she announced Saturday (May 19) that she would be stepping down from the "Today" team and now Monday (May 21), ABC News announced she's joining their team.

In a memo that ABC News president Ben Sherwood circulated to his staff, he writes that Robach will be joining ABC News as a New York-based correspondent.

In her new role, Amy will contribute her engaging and  high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms," wrote ABC News president Ben Sherwood in a memo to staff this morning.

He also says of Robach:

A tenacious and skilled reporter, Amy has covered a wide-range of stories from Hurricane Katrina to the death of Ronald Reagan. In 2009, she scored a major scoop with the first interview with Rod Blagojevich after his arrest.

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

Robach had previously been co-anchoring "Weekend Today" for nearly five years. We wish her the best of luck at ABC.
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