Janai Norman named new co-anchor for Good Morning America Weekend Show, per ABC News

Janai Norman television journalist and anchor has just been named the new co-anchor for the Good Morning America weekend show, per ABC News.

On July 5, ABC News PR announced it via twitter and let their followers know the new face of the Saturday and Sunday broadcasts.

“Stay far from timid. Only make moves when your heart’s in it. And live the phrase the sky’s the limit.” I feel so many things, but can’t nail down the words just yet. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. And honestly, so proud of myself,” Norman wrote on Instagram.

ABC News President Kim Godwin sent the following note to the news division, according to ABC News Public Relations. 

Good morning ABC News 

I’m thrilled to announce that Janai Norman is the new co-anchor for “Good Morning America” Saturday and Sunday broadcasts effective immediately joining co-anchors Whit Johnson and Eva Pilgrim. 

Janai is a versatile and talented journalist, whether she is anchoring at the desk, conducting a one-on-one interview with a newsmaker of the day or reporting in the field on breaking news.  

She puts her heart into her work and makes it a priority to cover the most important underreported issues of our time, including the maternal mortality crisis facing Black women and the stigma of mental health.  

Janai started at ABC News as an intern at News One in 2011. She returned in 2016 to cover politics as a multi-platform reporter in the DC bureau before becoming overnight anchor for World News Now and America This Morning. Most recently, Janai has hosted Pop News over the weekend, joining the team when the second hour launched on Saturdays in October 2019. 

As a correspondent, she was on the scene covering the manhunt for the Brooklyn subway shooter earlier this year, was on the ground in South Carolina covering the Senate race for the network’s 2020 election night coverage, and has covered the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests after the death of George Floyd. 

Prior to ABC News, Janai worked her way across the country in Columbia, Missouri, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Orlando, Florida as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. During this time, she reported on the Pulse nightclub shooting and the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. 

GMA Saturday is #1, and GMA Sunday continues to deliver. I’m confident that Whit, Eva and Janai and the rest of the weekend team under the excellent leadership of Simone Swink and Shaun Francis will continue to thrive and drive the GMA brand to even greater heights.  

Please join me in congratulating Janai on this new role. 



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