ABC News has announced that Janai Norman will be joining Good Morning America as a co-anchor. She will anchor on Saturdays and Sundays.
ABC News president Kim Godwin announced to staff that Norman will join the program effective immediately, alongside anchors Whit Johnson and Eva Pilgrim.
Norman started her career at ABC News as an intern at News One in 2011.
In 2016, she returned to the network to cover politics as a multi-platform reporter in DC and soon became becoming an overnight anchor for World News Now and America This Morning. Janai was recently named host of Pop News over the weekend in 2019.
As a correspondent, Norman was on the ground covering the manhunt for the Brooklyn subway shooter earlier this year.
She covered the Senate race in South Carolina during ABC’s 2020 election night coverage, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests after the death of George Floyd.
Godwin said the following in part to staff in her note:
“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.”