Amy Robach Is Officially Stepping Away From “Good Morning America”


While everyone was wrapped up in all sorts of royal baby news yesterday, Good Morning America made another huge change to its news desk.

A week after Lara Spencer decided to step away from the morning show to pursue other projects, ABC News President James Goldston announced yesterday that GMA anchor Amy Robach will be David Muir’s new co-host on 20/20. Despite the shift, Amy will continue to report for GMA.

As part of the changes, Amy will be replacing Elizabeth Vargas on the long-running ABC TV newsmagazine. Elizabeth recently left ABC News and has signed a production and anchoring deal with A&E Networks. There, she will be the face of A&E Investigates, according to a new report.

When rumors began to swirl last week about Amy’s GMA departure, reactions were somewhat mixed. Overall, it appears most are happy for her, but sad to see her spend less time on the popular morning show.

For now, it looks like GMA favorites Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and Michael Strahan are safe from any further anchor shakeups. But with all the changes happening over at ABC, who knows what big announcement is right around the corner.

Additional reporting provided by the Associated Press.

Kayla Keegan News Editor Kayla Keegan covers all things in the entertainment, pop culture, and celebrity space for Good Housekeeping.

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