Deborah Roberts has been named permanent co-anchor of ABC News’s 20/20, joining David Muir on the network’s flagship magazine program.
Roberts has been contributing anchor for the show for the past year. She succeeds Amy Robach, who departed the network in January after tabloid-headlined scrutiny of her relationship with T.J. Holmes, her co-host on GMA3, who also left the network.
Roberts also will continue to to report across network platforms as senior national affairs correspondent.
Roberts has been reporting for 20/20 since 1995, recruited by her mentor Barbara Walters to join the network. She reported across network news shows, and was a substitute anchor on Good Morning America and guest co-host on The View. The show is now in its 26th season.
ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote in a memo to employees that Roberts “is a skilled investigative journalist, oftentimes trekking across the country to conduct hard-hitting interviews providing viewers with relevant, insightful information. Deborah is an empathetic reporter, bringing humanity to every story.”
Roberts, who is married to Today co-host and weather anchor Al Roker, received a Peabody Award for the 20/20 special Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor. She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2023.
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