It’s been months since “GMA3: What You Need to Know” went without permanent hosts following the exit of Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes. However, that changed today when ABC News President Kim Godwin formally announced Eva Pilgrim and DeMarco Morgan as the show’s new co-anchors. They join Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief health and medical correspondent, who has been with the show since its initial launch in March 2020.
In addition to the “GMA3” hirings, Godwin also announced Gio Benitez will co-anchor the Saturday and Sunday editions of “Good Morning America” alongside current co-anchors Whit Johnson and Janai Norman.
Before being named co-anchors, Pilgrim and Morgan had appeared on “GMA3” numerous times, co-hosting together or alongside others, including Benitez.
“I am incredibly proud of the reporting Eva, DeMarco and Gio have brought to ABC News. They join their colleagues Whit, Janai and Dr. Jen whose steadfast commitment to bold, straightforward journalism has been integral to their respective programs’ success,” said Godwin. “I must also acknowledge the incredible work of the teams led by executive producers Simone Swink and Cat McKenzie whose programs are the ones most Americans turn to for the day’s news, analysis and more.”
Joining ABC News in 2015 as a correspondent based in New York, Pilgrim has also served as co-anchor of “Good Morning America” Saturday and Sunday since 2018. While at ABC News, Pilgrim has covered breaking news stories, including the recent mass shooting in Nashville, the Alex Murdaugh trial, the Charlottesville rally, the 2020 presidential election, the murder of George Floyd, and Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Michael. Before ABC News, Pilgrim started in local news making stops in Bluefield, West Virginia; Columbia, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A relative newbie to ABC News, Morgan joined the network in 2022 as a correspondent based in Los Angeles. Since joining ABC News, Morgan has covered many breaking news stories, including the recent severe weather in the West. Before ABC News, Morgan was co-anchor of the weekday 4:30-7:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. newscasts at KCBS in Los Angeles where he also reported for all CBS News networks’ broadcasts and platforms. Before that, he was a CBS News correspondent. He covered stories ranging from destructive wildfires in California to the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. He also covered both RNC and DNC 2016 political conventions.
Benitez has been ABC News’ transportation correspondent since 2020, covering aviation during the industry’s near-total collapse in the pandemic and space at the onset of America’s private space race, plus the auto industry and railroads. Since joining ABC News in 2013, Benitez has notably covered the Pulse nightclub shooting, El Chapo’s underground escape from a Mexican prison and the Boston Marathon bombing. He has a long history of breaking exclusive investigative stories, and some of these investigations have led to important safety recalls. Before joining ABC News in 2013, he was a reporter for WFOR-TV in Miami.