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Amy Robach and Contessa Brewer added to MSNBC anchor team

Broadcast news anchors Amy Robach and Contessa Brewer have joined MSNBC, it was announced today by Mark Effron, Vice President of Live Programming, MSNBC.

Broadcast news anchors Amy Robach and Contessa Brewer have joined MSNBC, it was announced today by Mark Effron, Vice President of Live Programming, MSNBC.

“AMY IS A BRIGHT and engaging broadcast journalist who-in a short period of time-became a popular anchor in the very competitive Washington D.C. market,” said Effron. “Contessa is an original. She’s one of those broadcast anchors who really knows how to connect with viewers, taking the big issues of the day and putting them in context. We are delighted to add such an influx of talent to our team.”

Robach joins MSNBC from WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., where she served as anchor for the “Fox 5 News at Noon,” and as a co-anchor and reporter for the “Fox 5 Morning News.” Previously, she was a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WCBD-TV in Charleston, S.C. Robach began her career in Athens, Ga., first as an anchor at WUOG-FM and later interning at WNGM-TV. She is the recipient of several local news awards, and was named one of “The 100 Most Powerful People in Washington D.C.” by Regardie’s Power Magazine in September, 2000.

Robach graduated with honors from the University of Georgia, with a bachelor of arts in journalism.

Brewer was previously a reporter and anchor for KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Ariz. Prior to that, she anchored weekend evening newscasts for WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wis. Brewer also served as anchor and reporter and KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, Calif. and at KRNV-TV in Reno, Nev. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she received her bachelor of science in broadcast journalism.