Robach joined ABC from NBC in 2012. (Elliott is making the reverse move.) “She arrived to ABC at a very difficult time for all involved,” Elliot says. Robach joined the network as a New York-based correspondent, but quickly became part of the fabric of “GMA” when, a few weeks in, Robin Roberts announced she was undergoing a bone marrow transplant after contracting MDS, a rare blood disorder. Robach often filled in for Roberts.
“Amy was really thrust into a virtually impossible situation,” Elliott says. “Every single day that I got to work with her I was a little more amazed. Amy is phenomenal journalist and brilliant woman.”