Ron Claiborne

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Ron Claiborne is the news anchor for ABC News' weekend edition of "Good Morning America."

Claiborne joined ABC News in 1986. In addition to his news... Read More »

Ron Claiborne is the news anchor for ABC News' weekend edition of "Good Morning America."

Claiborne joined ABC News in 1986. In addition to his news anchor duties, he is a general assignment correspondent based in New York, reporting for "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Good Morning America."

Claiborne has previously worked in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Boston bureaus of ABC News. He has also covered international stories in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, China, South America, Africa and Europe.

In 2007 and 2008, Claiborne covered the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain. He has also covered such stories as the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in 2002 and 2003, the Elian Gonzalez custody case in Miami in 1999 to 2000, the Yugoslavia conflict in Belgrade in 1999, the 2000 Bush presidential campaign, the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign and the 1991 Persian Gulf War. During the 2003 Iraq War, he reported from the Persian Gulf region and was "embedded" on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln.

Claiborne was part of the ABC News team that won a 2000 Emmy Award for coverage of the seizure of Elian Gonzalez in Miami. In 2003, he was an Ochberg Fellow with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, affiliated with the University of Washington.

Prior to joining ABC News, he was a general assignment correspondent for WNYW-TV, New York from 1982 to 1986. He was a reporter for the New York Daily News from 1980 to 1982 and a reporter and national editor for United Press International in New York, from 1977 until 1980.

Claiborne earned an MS in journalism in 1975 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He received a BA in psychology from Yale University in 1974. He is a native of San Francisco, Calif., and grew up in Oakland, Calif., and Los Angeles.

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Mar 17, 2014 04:20 PM Blog Entry from Travel Ron Claiborne, ABC News
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Aug 28, 2014 06:07 PM Blog Entry from Health Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Time Study Finds Some Hospitals Bill Patients Many Times More Than Actual Procedure Cost
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Feb 22, 2013 06:39 PM Blog Entry from Health Ron Claiborne, ABC News
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Feb 08, 2013 05:19 PM Blog Entry from News Ron Claiborne, ABC News
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Nov 06, 2013 05:33 PM Blog Entry from Health Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Vigil Held as 'Cop Killer' Manhunt Goes Nationwide
RON CLAIBORNE
Dec 27, 2013 03:54 AM Story from US RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
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Jun 11, 2013 12:19 PM Blog Entry from News Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Smithsonian Conservatory Rescuing Exotic Animals From Extinction
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May 20, 2013 05:07 PM Blog Entry from News Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Sloane Stephens: The Teenage Star Who Beat Serena Williams
JENNIFER ABBEY and RON CLAIBORNE
Jan 23, 2013 05:52 PM Story from US JENNIFER ABBEY and RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
'Cop Killer' Suspect Connected to Another Bank Robbery
RON CLAIBORNE and GILLIAN MOHNEY
Dec 27, 2013 03:54 AM Story from US RON CLAIBORNE and GILLIAN MOHNEY, ABC News
Suspected 'Cop Killer' Bank Robber Had Threatened President
RON CLAIBORNE and GILLIAN MOHNEY
Dec 27, 2013 03:54 AM Story from US RON CLAIBORNE and GILLIAN MOHNEY, ABC News
Robo-Surgeries Attract FDA Scrutiny
RON CLAIBORNE and DANIEL CLARK
Apr 12, 2013 01:30 PM Story from Health RON CLAIBORNE and DANIEL CLARK, ABC News
Austin Woods: Oklahoma Sooners Player Says Tackling Cancer Was 'a Team Effort'
ALYSSA NEWCOMB and RON CLAIBORNE
Jan 05, 2013 10:24 AM Story from US ALYSSA NEWCOMB and RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Aging Baby Boomers Getting More Care at Work
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Jan 09, 2012 04:52 PM Blog Entry from Business Ron Claiborne, ABC News
New Titanic Map Shows 'Entire Crime Scene'
RON CLAIBORNE
Mar 09, 2012 05:59 PM Story from Technology RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
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