Congratulations are in order for Deborah Roberts!
The veteran broadcast journalist, who has been at ABC for 28 years, recently secured the position of co-anchor for “20/20” in the primetime news slot at the network.
“Once you have really planted yourself firmly into a program like this as I have over the years, you look for more,” Roberts told Variety in an interview, adding that the advancement to co-anchor helps solve that. “You always feel like you have a little more ownership of a program and more of a say in what it’s all about.”
Roberts, who is married to the “Today” show’s Al Roker, will join David Muir in her new role. She will replace Amy Robach, who departed ABC News in January after an investigation was launched into her romance with her “GMA3: What You Need To Know” co-anchor T.J. Holmes.
Roberts shared the exciting news on Instagram.
“I have some news to share. I am thrilled and humbled to step into the role as co anchor @abc2020 alongside my friend and colleague @davidmuirabc,” she wrote. “We are proud to carry on the tradition of in-depth reporting on this venerable newsmagazine which has revealed truths and opened hearts and minds for 46 years, beginning with the great Barbara Walters and Hugh Downs.”
She continued, “It is the thrill of a lifetime to travel the path which Barbara cleared for women like me who dreamed of reporting meaningful and life changing stories,” she added. “What a privilege and honor to keep the legacy going @abcnews #gratitude.”
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