ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent the following email to the news division this morning announcing that Sara Haines will be joining ABC News as a New York-based correspondent:
I'm delighted to report that Sara Haines will be joining ABC News.
Starting September 3, she'll be a New York-based correspondent for all our programs and platforms.
Sara joins us from NBC News where she worked as a contributing correspondent, appearing daily on the Today Show. Sara started in the NBC Page Program and joined the Today staff as a production coordinator in 2002 and the on-air team in 2009.
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.
Sara grew up in Iowa and graduated from Smith College.
Her commitment to teamwork, joyful ability to connect with audiences and her boundless curiosity and energy will fit perfectly here at ABC News.
Please join me in welcoming Sara.