· Twitter: @lyndalopez08
Lynda Lopez joined ABC Radio in 2016 to host “GMA After Hours,” a new, nightly lifestyle and entertainment program for music radio that captures the fun and excitement of “Good Morning America” with a totally unique presentation.
Before joining ABC Radio, Lynda was an Emmy-winning TV personality in New York City covering lifestyle, entertainment and news stories that made her a viewer-favorite on Fox, CW and Tribune stations. Lynda has also worked on-air for VH1, CBS Radio, Cox Radio and WLIR radio.
Lopez is from the Bronx and currently lives in New York City.
· Twitter: @arobach
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amy.robach.3/
· Instagram: @ajrobach
Amy Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in March 2014. Since joining ABC News, Amy Robach has traveled nationally and internationally to cover major news events. She reported live from South Africa just days after the shooting of Oscars Pistorious’ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and anchored a special “20/20: The Fast Times of Oscar Pistorius.” She anchored ABC News’ coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and reported from London for the birth of Prince George. Breaking news stories in the U.S. Robach has covered include: Superstorm Sandy, reporting live from the Rockaways on the one-year anniversary, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In addition, Robach has reported and hosted several “20/20″ programs for ABC News.
In 2012, Amy spent weeks in the Utah desert to take viewers inside the world of Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and the FLDS for the prime time special, “Breaking Polygamy: Secrets of the Sect.” In December 2013, Robach hosted the two-hour primetime special “Secrets of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey” where she traveled to the English and Scottish country sides to go behind the scenes of “Downton Abbey” and explore the present day British aristocracy.
Before joining ABC News, Robach worked at NBC News from 2003 to 2012. In 2007, Robach was the co-anchor of Saturday TODAY and an NBC News National Correspondent. During that time, she also filled in as Weekday TODAY co-anchor, Weekday Newsreader and anchor for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Prior to that, Robach was an anchor for MSNBC from 2003-2007. During her 9 years at NBC, Robach interviewed major political newsmakers: Barack Obama in 2004, Senator John McCain, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Newt Gingrich, as well as world leaders such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Robach also covered the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, traveling to Iowa to interview the candidates. She also interviewed Elizabeth Edwards, following the scandal with her husband, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. Robach traveled to Beijing to cover the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2009, she nabbed the first sit down interview with Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich as he faced impeachment and criminal charges. In 2010, Robach got a rare one-on-one interview with Britain’s Prince Harry in Barbados. She flew in an F-18 fighter jet, broke the sound barrier, landed on and then catapulted off the aircraft carrier, the USS George HW Bush. Robach also traveled the globe, reporting for “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer” with live broadcasts from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Seychelles.
From 1999-2003, Robach worked at WTTG in Washington, DC as a reporter and morning and noon anchor. She covered the aftermath of 9/11 and the war with Iraq, reporting live from the Pentagon. Robach also contributed to the Edward R. Murrow award winning broadcast covering the Serial Sniper attacks and was honored in Regardie’s magazine as one of the top 100 powerful Washingtonians. Robach got her start as a general assignment reporter from 1995-1999 at WCBD TV in Charleston, SC. There, she traveled to Honduras to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch and reported from Iceland to cover the transport of “Keiko,” aka Free Willy, to his native waters via a Charleston Air Force C-17 cargo plane. Robach also spent many summers reporting live from hurricanes Bertha, Fran and Bonnie as they battered the North Carolina coast. As a crime reporter, Robach also witnessed the lethal injection of a man who had been sitting on death row for over 20 years, convicted of a triple homicide.
Robach is originally from Lansing, Michigan. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and then moved down south to Atlanta, GA just before high school. Robach attended the University of Georgia where she graduated with honors and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, two daughters and is also the stepmom to three wonderful boys.
· Twitter: @Ginger_Zee
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gingerzeetv
· Instagram: @ginger_zee
Ginger Zee is “Good Morning America’s” chief meteorologist, reporting on the nation’s weather throughout the morning broadcast. Previously she was weather anchor for the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.” Additionally, Zee reports across all ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms and also serves as chief meteorologist for ABC News.
Since joining ABC News, Zee has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms. She broadcasted from the devastated Jersey Shore during Hurricane Sandy, the Colorado floods and wildfires, and covered the wreckage from tornados in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma. In 2013, she covered extreme weather conditions ranging from the Boston blizzard to the record-breaking heat in Death Valley.
Zee’s love of adventure does not stop at studying the atmosphere in the center of the storm. She has gone para-hawking in Nepal, para-glided from the Himalayas to the Andes, dove with sharks in the Bahamas, rappelled 27 stories down the exterior façade of the Wit Hotel in Chicago, went skydiving live on GMA, plus has gone ice boat racing and surfing.
Prior to joining ABC News, she was a meteorologist at NBC station WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago from 2006-2011, also filling in for several NBC and MSNBC News programs. Before that assignment, Zee worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI where she part of the Storm Team 8, also covering the environment, science and the impact of weather throughout West Michigan. From 2003-2005, Zee worked at WEYI NBC 25 in Flint, MI. She began her career at WLAV FM/ WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Zee, who has storm chased since college, has also been a guest with Reed Timmer’s TVN team on Discovery’s Storm Chasers, season four.
The Emmy Award-winning meteorologist attended Valparaiso University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in meteorology. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University from 2008-2011. Zee also holds the CBM Seal for Meteorology.
She resides in New York City.
· Twitter: @LaraSpencer
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaraSpencer
· Instagram: @laraspencerabc
Lara Spencer was named a co-anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in March, 2011. This is Spencer’s second return to “GMA.” She was previously the show’s National Correspondent for 5 years, from 1999 to 2004.
In 2004, Spencer launched and began hosting the syndicated entertainment news magazine show, “The Insider.” During her seven seasons there, she interviewed many of the industry’s biggest stars, including Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. She traveled the world for exclusive interviews, such as Athens, Greece, with the cast of “Mamma Mia,” Panama City with the cast of the James Bond film, “Quantum of Solace” and Rome, Italy for the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. She also hosted three primetime television specials for CBS, including the popular “Superbowl’s Greatest Commercials” with Jim Nantz.
Spencer began her broadcasting career in the NBC Page Program. Her first reporting job was at WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, TN, where she was, as she calls it, a “one man band”–shooting, reporting, and editing all of her stories. From there, she landed on her home turf when the New York native began reporting for News 12 Long Island.
From 1995 to 1999, Spencer was a reporter and anchor for WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” in New York City, where she covered breaking stories including the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the death of Princess Diana. But it was her nightly feature, “Life Around Here with Lara Spencer,” that got her noticed by “Good Morning America,” and she was asked to join them while still working at Ch.7 in 1999.
She moved full time to “GMA” the following year, lending her infectious curiosity and writing skills to memorable stories including “50 States in 50 Weeks: In Search of America.” The Emmy-nominated series featured Spencer exploring the diversity of the American states.
In 2003, Spencer signed on as host of the most-watched series on PBS, “Antiques Roadshow,” which she hosted for two seasons, while working for “GMA,” and then “The Insider.” She left when she gave birth to her second child, but it was a dream job for Spencer, who is an avid antique hunter and interior designer. She decorated her friend, comedienne Kathy Griffin’s home in Hollywood, CA, which can be seen in her New York Times bestseller, “I Brake For Yard Sales,” from Abrams Books. Spencer also created and executive produces two shows in the genre for HGTV, and is the creator and EP of “IT’s Worth WHAT??,” a game show featuring amazing finds that aired in the summer of 2011 on NBC. Her hit series “Flea Market Flip,” which pits two teams of avid flea market patrons against each other, is currently in its second season.
She holds charity “Taste Maker Tag Sales” of her vintage finds on the website One Kings Lane and donates all profits to Housing Works, a non-profit that helps those living with HIV/Aids. Spencer is also a passionate advocate for Greenwich Adult Day Care in Connecticut, which helps seniors living with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Spencer graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She attended on a full athletic scholarship for springboard and platform diving and was named an All-American athlete in 1991. She is married and a mother to a son and a daughter, Duff and Kate.
· Twitter: @michaelstrahan
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelstrahan92
· Instagram: @michaelstrahan
Legendary Super Bowl Champion and Emmy-nominated “Fox NFL Sunday” analyst Michael Strahan serves as special co-host for ABC’s top-rated morning program, “Good Morning America,” and will join the team full time in the Fall of 2016.
Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan’s entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. His spectacular NFL career resulted in Strahan being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, the sport’s highest honor.
Strahan lead the New York Giants to a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2007. In 2001, Strahan completed what is widely considered to be one of the greatest seasons ever for a defensive player, breaking the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks. His record still stands today. The charismatic leader of the New York Giants was named the NFL’s 2001 Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated and the 2001 Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, making him the first New York Giant to win the award since Lawrence Taylor.
With a natural affinity for people and an effortless ease in front of the camera, Strahan’s previous hosting duties included “Pros v. Joes,” which pitted amateur contestants against professional athletes in a series of athletic feats. Strahan co-hosted the family cable show “Backyard Stadiums” on DIY Network and built outdoor recreational projects with his co-host. In addition, he participated in the kid-friendly show “Giants on Deck” and the YES Network show “Sack and Renovate,” in which he led a guided tour inside his 100-year-old home. Strahan also tackled the world of scripted network primetime television as the star of “Brothers,” a 30-minute sitcom on Fox from Sony Pictures Television.
Dedicated to many charitable works, Strahan donates his hands and heart to numerous charities including St. Jude Children’s hospital, The USO and Cedar Sinai’s Sports Spectacular.
Strahan was a vocal and visible leader among the athletic community in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy. As the player representative for the Giants, Strahan led the charge in calling for the league to cancel its games following the event.
Born in Houston, Texas, Strahan spent most of his youth in Germany, where his father Gene was stationed in the U.S. Army. Strahan returned to the U.S. for a portion of high school and soon was recruited to play football at Texas Southern University. As a senior at Texas Southern, Strahan was selected first team All-America by the Associated Press when he recorded a school-record 19 sacks and 62 tackles, 32 of which cost opposing teams 142 yards in combined losses.
Now partnered with longtime friends Constance Schwartz and Mark Sudack to form SMAC Entertainment, Strahan brings his skills, determination, leadership, experience and humor to the multi-dimensional entertainment management, branding, and production company. In October 2013, they announced the start of production on an untitled biopic of boxer Arturo Gotti, alongside executive producer Mark Wahlberg. Additionally, Strahan hosted and executive produced Nickelodeon’s inaugural Kid’s Choice Sports Awards in July.
· Twitter: @sarahaines
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaraHaines
· Instagram: @sarahaines
Sara Haines joins ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning daytime talk show “The View” as a co-host, beginning in season 20. Haines is also a correspondent for ABC News and pop news anchor for the weekend editions of “Good Morning America.”
Prior to joining ABC News in 2013, Haines was part of the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today Show,” alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, a position she held from 2009-2013.
In 2008, she began online reporting as host of TODAYshow.com’s entertainment video blog, “Backstage Pass,” interviewing countless celebrity entertainers, actors and musicians for the blog.
Haines joined “Today” in 2002 as a production coordinator. Prior to joining NBC News, she was a member of NBC’s Page Program.
Haines graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in government. She is a native of Newton, Iowa. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, Max, son Alec and dog Trixie.