Janai Norman will officially join “Good Morning America” as the new weekend co-anchor.
Previously, Norman has served as the host of GMA’s “Pop News” during the weekend, and got her start as an intern for News One in 2011. She has also held the role as a multi-platform reporter in the D.C. bureau.
No stranger to anchoring, Norman was also the overnight anchor for both “World News Now” and “America This Morning.” She will join co-anchors, Whit Johnson and Eva Pilgrim in her newest position.
“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,” said ABC News president Kim Goodwin in an official note announcing the news. “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.”
Goodwin also took a moment to praise Norman for her commitment to journalism.
“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,” Goodwin continued. “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.”
Norman’s official first day as a co-anchor of GMA began this past Saturday (July 9) where she was met with a video note from fellow anchors including the renowned Robin Roberts.
Norman’s is deserving of promotion, really should have received it when Dan left! She is super cute, smart and perfect for that CHAIR. Love seeing her. Good luck Janai.