Amy Robach

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Amy Robach

Born

2/6/1973, Michigan

Birth Name

Amy Joanne Robach

Gender

Female
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Amy Robach is a regular correspondent and occasional news and feature anchor for The Today Show. Amy got her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Georgia with honors. She anchored broadcasts locally in Athens and interned at WNGM-TV. She spent four years as a…more

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    • Amy married actor Andrew Shue on her 37th birthday at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. They first met in April 2009 at a book party, and got engaged in September 2009. Andrew's mom officiated the wedding.

    • Amy was nominated for a 2002 Emmy Award for News Segments for her work on the news segment Danger Zone for WTTG.

    • Amy has reported for NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly. She had participated in December 2006. She and NBC's Luke Russert are slated to report from Times Square in December 2008.

    • In February 2005, Amy had a brief stint as the news reader for Don Imus on the radio show Imus in the Morning. She was replaced by Contessa Brewer.

    • Amy graduated from the University of Georgia, Athens, in 1995.

    • Amy was featured in an article titled "Women We Love: The Newsgirls" in the November 2007 issue of Esquire magazine where she is listed among four newscasters for her great looks.

    • Amy credits David Hazinski, a professor in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Georgia - Athens for changing her life in college and to become a reporter. Amy reunited with Prof. Hazinski on the Today Show Weekend Edition 13 years later.

    • Amy's starring performance in Evita at Brookwood High School won Georgia's One-Act Competition, and advanced to the National One-Act competition.

    • Amy's cousin is Matt Lindahl, who placed third in the reality TV competition show Nashville Star in the second season.

    • Amy mentions that even though she lived in Georgia and South Carolina, she doesn't consider herself a total Southerner as she "lived half of my childhood in St. Louis."

    • Amy's first beauty competition was at 17 years old where she won Miss Brookwood High as a junior.

    • According to her interview with Pageant News Bureau, Amy did singing for the talent portion of the competition, and even sang at events while she was a news anchor in Washington, D.C. She also preferred competing in the Miss America pageant track over the Miss USA pageant track because it focused on the talent.

    • On November 18, 2008, Maxim magazine named Amy Robach the Hottest News Anchor Woman.

    • Amy mentioned in a Today Show segment in February 2008 that she suffers from coulrophobia, which is a fear of clowns.

    • In September 2000, Amy was honored with being listed as one of The Most Powerful People in Washington D.C. by Regardie's Power Magazine.

    • While at Brookwood High School, Amy had originally done cheerleading, but then switched to performing arts as her major activity. Her aunt's family heads up the theatre program. The theatre experience inspired Amy to go into broadcasting and communications.

    • Amy graduated from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Geogia, in 1991. Her parents still reside in the area.

    • Amy was a former Miss Gwinnett County beauty pageant winner, and was the fourth runner-up to Miss Georgia in 1994. Joe Whiteko, a Pageant News Bureau photographer, gave her the pageant nickname "The Goddess of Love."

    • Amy did gymnastics for seven years and competed at the state level in Missouri and Georgia. She admires coach Bela Karolyi and considers him "the ultimate mentor." She got to meet Karolyi in May 2007 while working on The Today Show.

    • Amy Robach was the emcee for the Women of Concern Awards Luncheon in 2008.

    • Amy married Tim McIntosh, and they have two daughters. She and Tim have divorced in 2009 after being separated for a year.

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