Correspondent Jumps From 'Today' to 'GMA' TVWeek, NBC
A correspondent who has been working for NBC News and has been featured on the "Today" show has made a move to ABC News. Sara Haines will work with a number of ABC News programs including "Today" rival "Good Morning America."
ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced the division's hiring of Haines, who said her goodbyes to her "Today" cohorts on the air Friday.
Said Sherwood: "Sara's storytelling combines exploration, adventure, humor and heart. She has tried everything from lobstering in Maine to spring training with the Miami Marlins. Her proudest moments always involve shining a light on people who have shown resilience and courage in difficult times, especially her work with Comfort Zone Camp and Kids of Courage."
Haines came up through the NBC Page Program and joined "Today" as a production coordinator in 2002, moving to the on-air team in 2009.
She will be based in New York and will begin her new job Sept. 3.
On Friday's "Today" show, Haines reportedly told co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb during her tearful farewell: “Someone once told me, ‘Sometimes you have to leave home to grow up.’ It’s time for me to grow up.”