Janai Norman

By Ron Wynn

NASHVILLE, TN — A new person has joined ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” and she’ll be one of the co-anchors. It was announced last week that Janai Norman would be joining the show as a co-anchor along with Whit Johnson and Eva Pilgrim. She will anchor on Saturdays and Sundays and she began this past weekend. “Good Morning America” airs locally on WKRN-2. 

ABC News president Kim Godwin made the announcement to the staff last week regarding Norman’s addition to the program. She began her career at ABC News as an intern at News One in 2011. In 2016, she returned to the network to cover politics as a multi-platform reporter in DC and soon became an overnight anchor for “World News Now” and “America This Morning.” Janai was recently named host of Pop News over the weekend in 2019.

As a correspondent, Norman was on the ground covering the manhunt for the Brooklyn subway shooter earlier this year.

She covered the Senate race in South Carolina during ABC’s 2020 election night coverage, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests after the death of George Floyd.

Godwin said the following in part to staff in her note:

“I’m thrilled to announce that Janai Norman is the new co-anchor for ‘Good Morning America’ Saturday and Sunday broadcasts effective immediately joining co-anchors Whit Johnson and Eva Pilgrim. 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. 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.”