Sept. 5, 2007 — -- It's been one year since Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo and Sam Champion got together for "Good Morning America." For the last year, no matter where news has broken, "GMA" has been there.
The team has traveled around the globe to breaking-news stories, from Iraq to flooding in the Midwest to Virginia Tech.
Diane continues to travel the world, bringing stories to American viewers.
This last year, Diane was the only American journalist to report live from inside North Korea, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, conducting exclusive interviews with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Bashar al-Assad of Syria; Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
And, perhaps most notably, Diane traveled to North Korea, where she interviewed Gen. Ri Chan Bok and took an unprecedented look at life inside the secretive country.
"This is one of the rarest things you could ever see in journalism; it is a visa into North Korea," Sawyer said as she showed off her 12-day pass to the country.
Closer to home, Diane had exclusive interviews with former President Clinton, former first lady Nancy Reagan, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and 16 women of the U.S. Senate.
She also traveled to New Orleans to host a town hall meeting with Democratic presidential candidate and former Sen. John Edwards.
Co-anchor Robin Roberts has brought you in-depth reports on rebuilding efforts since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
On the second anniversary of the storm, Roberts returned to Mississippi and toured the area by helicopter to see firsthand the enormity of the storm's aftermath.
When she wasn't covering Katrina, Robin conducted exclusive interviews with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
She also had the first interview with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, after he announced his run for the Democratic presidential ticket. When Robin asked whether the American public is more ready for a woman president or a black president, Michelle responded, "Barack, he'll be the next president of the United States."
Robin climbed Mayan pyramids as part of "GMA's Seven New Wonders of the World" series, and traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to conduct a live town hall meeting with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
Chris Cuomo has logged an extensive amount of time on the road covering breaking news, too. In January, Chris traveled to Iraq for a week of live reports from the war zone, where his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb.
Then, he brought the stories of the stranded climbers live, from atop Oregon's Mount Hood.
"Make no mistake. There are 80 men and women hoping to save other lives while they risk their own," he reported from the rescue efforts.
He traveled to Enterprise, Ala., after devastating tornadoes touched down, and he was off to Blacksburg, Va., in the aftermath of the worst school shooting in America's history at Virginia Tech.
More recently, he traveled to Minneapolis, Minn., after one of the city's main bridges collapsed.
And just this week, Chris became the host of "Good Morning America NOW," a third hour of "GMA" to be broadcast on "ABC News Now," ABC's digital news network. The new hour features news updates, in-depth reports and extended interviews with today's biggest newsmakers.
Since joining "GMA," Sam Champion has logged more than 90,000 miles on the road. From wildfires in California to massive flooding in Ohio and hurricanes in Mexico, Sam has brought you up-to-the-minute reports on weather situations across the globe.
In addition to his weather reporting, Sam continues on "the green beat," with weekly "Just One Thing" reports offering information on how the country can be more energy efficient.
In 2006, Sam traveled to Paris for the global warming report that was released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He also reported live from the polar ice caps as part of the "Seven New Wonders of the World" series.
Since the current "GMA" anchor team debuted, it has traveled 315,688 miles. That's 12 times around the planet in one year, and the team's just warming up!