Who is GMA anchor Janai Norman? | The Sun

THE HIT news show, Good Morning America is shifting roles, with Janai Norman becoming the weekend anchor.

Janai Norman's new role was revealed on July 5, 2022, by the ABC News network. She kicked off her new role on July 9, 2022.

Who is GMA anchor Janai Norman?

Norman was born on January 5, 1990, making her 32 years old in 2022.

One of GMA's anchors is Janai Norman, whose love for journalism began from a young age, New York Amsterdam News reports.

She began taking classes in high school for journalism and also went on to become the editor-in-chief of her school newspaper in her junior and senior years, the outlet reports.

Following high school, Norman attended the University of Missouri.

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During college, she went to intern for NewsOne at ABC in New York City.

Eventually, Norman worked in both Oklahoma and Florida before landing back in New York City at ABC.

Prior to her time at GMA, Norman worked as a multi-platform reporter for ABC.

In 2019, she joined GMA for the second hour on Saturdays.

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In May 2022, she appeared on the GMA and Hulu special Breaking the Mental Health Stigma for Black Women.

Her work on GMA has largely focused on pop culture and celebrity news in recent years.

On her Instagram, where she has over 50K followers, Norman is often seen with some of the most famous faces in entertainment.

On June 10, 2022, Norman shared a series of photos with the famous singer Ciara on her Instagram.

She captioned the post: "Not dropping an album…but good things loading 😉"

Is Janai Norman married?

The 32-year-old anchor is a mother and a married woman.

She is married to her husband Eli Norman.

The couple became engaged back in April 2017.

Since then the couple has welcomed two children into their lives.

On April 2, 2022, Janai shared a video on her Instagram celebrating her five-year anniversary with Eli.

The video was narrated by her son and included images of the couple's relationship throughout the years.

She captioned the post: "Celebrating the beginning of this life we decided on, manifested, and continue witnessing bless us beyond measure ❤️"

They welcomed their second child together back in April 2020.

What is Janai Norman's new role?

On July 5, it was revealed that Norman was announced as the new co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America.

She kicked off her new role on July 9, 2022.

In a staff memo obtained by The Hollywood Reporter ABC News president Kim Godwin revealed the news.

"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," Godwin wrote.

"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."

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Norma succeeds Dan Harris who left the program in the summer of 2021 to focus on his own company, THR reports.

She led Pop News on the weekend and was the overnight anchor for World News Now and America This Morning.

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