Ron Claiborne

News Anchor

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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When I heard Martin Luther King was shot, I thought: 'Maybe he'll survive': Reporter's Notebook
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Apr 03, 2018 04:05 AM Story from US Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Teen person of interest in grandmother's death denies involvement, lawyer says
Nov 26, 2017 08:45 PM Story from US RON CLAIBORNE and DEAN SCHABNER, ABC News
What U.S. Tourism Means for Cuba
Jun 19, 2016 09:35 AM Story from International RON CLAIBORNE and JOHN BENTLEY, ABC News
New Titanic Map Shows 'Entire Crime Scene'
Mar 09, 2012 05:59 PM Story from Technology RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Martyr Mindset Growing Among Palestinians
Dec 12, 2002 06:20 PM Story from Nightline RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Are Bishops Prepared to Address Problems?
Ron Claiborne
Jun 18, 2003 02:26 AM Story from Nightline Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Friendly's Grilled Cheese Burger Melt Tips Scales, Shocks Health Advocates
Jun 25, 2010 01:07 PM Story from WN/article RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Parched Florida Wetlands Spread Wildfires
Ron Claiborne
Feb 24, 2001 03:14 PM Story from WNT Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Soldiers Returning From Iraq Face Mandatory Counseling
Ron Claiborne
Aug 30, 2004 02:43 PM Story from WNT Ron Claiborne, ABC News
In Selma, McCain Recalls Civil Rights March
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Apr 21, 2008 07:48 PM Story from WN/Vote2008 RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
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US Apologizes for 1940s STD Study That Infected Guatemalans With Syphilis
Oct 01, 2010 05:48 PM Story from WN RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Veterans Day 2010: Disabled Military Veterans Learn Entrepreneurship Skills
Marines, Military Veteran, Brain Injury, Economy, Job Training, John Raftery, Ron Claiborne
Nov 11, 2010 03:11 PM Story from WN RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Judge Asks Defendants What's Going Wrong in Black America
Apr 05, 2008 10:21 AM Story from TheLaw/AsSeenOnGMA RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Florida Tries to Keep Foot-and-Mouth Out
By Ron Claiborne
Mar 30, 2001 06:11 PM Story from WNT By Ron Claiborne, ABC News
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