University of Georgia graduate and “Good Morning America” anchor Amy Robach will deliver the commencement address at UGA’s spring commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on May 8 in Sanford Stadium.
“Amy Robach is a veteran television journalist with national and international recognition. She also is one of the University of Georgia’s most accomplished alumni,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “We are honored to welcome her back to campus to deliver the Commencement address and look forward to hearing her inspirational message to our graduating seniors.”
A 1995 alumna of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Robach has been a news anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” since March 2014. During her time at ABC News—she originally joined the network as a correspondent based in New York—she has traveled nationally and internationally to cover major news events.
Robach has reported and hosted several “20/20” programs for ABC News, including ones on polygamist leader Warren Jeffs for “Breaking Polygamy: Secrets of the Sect” and present-day British aristocracy for “Secrets of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey.” She worked at NBC for nine years. She was co-anchor of the weekend edition of the “Today” show and a national correspondent.
Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Robach lived in St. Louis, Missouri, before moving to Atlanta just before high school. She graduated from UGA with honors and a degree in broadcast journalism.
Robach currently lives in New York City with her husband, two daughters and three stepsons.
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