Amy Robach gave a tearful goodbye on the Saturday edition of NBC’s “Weekend Today,” in lieu of her contract ending, and signing a new one with ABC News.
The announcement of her new job was made through a press release by ABC News president Ben Sherwood. Robach, who has been the co-anchor of the Saturday edition of the “Weekend Today” show since 2007, told her co-workers and viewers that:
“I want to thank everybody. I could not name everyone in the studio right now who has made every Saturday morning, when that alarm clock goes off, worth getting up for.”
According to ABC News, the note from Sherwood was sent on Monday morning to all staff members, and stated:
“I am pleased to announce that Amy Robach is joining ABC News as a correspondent based in New York…Amy comes to us from NBC News where she has served as a national correspondent and weekend anchor for Today. She also spent several years anchoring morning news programming on MSNBC.”
TVNewser reports that Sherwood went on to describe Amy as:
“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…As the mother of two daughters and three step sons, she will tell you that her family is one step away from becoming a modern day Brady Bunch.”
In describing Amy Robach’s new role, Ben Sherwood also wrote:
“In her new role, Amy will contribute her engaging and high-impact journalism to all of our broadcasts and platforms…Please joining me in welcoming her to the ABC News family.”
Amy Robach was with NBC News for more than nine years.