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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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
RON CLAIBORNE and DEAN SCHABNER
Nov 26, 2017 08:45 PM Story from US RON CLAIBORNE and DEAN SCHABNER, ABC News
What U.S. Tourism Means for Cuba
RON CLAIBORNE and JOHN BENTLEY
Jun 19, 2016 09:35 AM Story from International RON CLAIBORNE and JOHN BENTLEY, ABC News
Muhammad Ali and ABC Sportscaster Howard Cosell's Unlikely Friendship
RON CLAIBORNE and EMILY SHAPIRO
Jun 04, 2016 08:11 PM Story from US RON CLAIBORNE and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
Canada's Immigration Laws Draw New Scrutiny
Ron Claiborne
Sep 26, 2001 10:03 PM Story from International Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Ashrita Furman: World Record Holder for Most World Records
RON CLAIBORNE
Jan 16, 2011 12:41 PM Story from GMA RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Capsized Boat Survivors Clung to Hope and a Cooler
RON CLAIBORNE
May 22, 2010 01:36 PM Story from GMA/Media RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Sorenstam's Golf Plans Stirs Controversy
Ron Claiborne
May 14, 2003 07:25 AM Story from GMA Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Nun's Devotion Inspires Xavier Basketball Team
RON CLAIBORNE
Mar 20, 2010 09:37 AM Story from GMA/Weekend RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
War Chickens Warn of Gas Attacks
Kuwait, chickens, gas attacks, Iraq, Ron Claiborne, ABCNEWS, Good Morning America, war
Feb 24, 2003 04:23 PM Story from GMA Ron Claiborne, ABC News
Ron Claiborne Visits His African Heritage
'GMA' Weekend Anchor Learned of Ashanti Ancestors From DNA Test
May 05, 2006 01:53 PM Story from GMA/Weekend RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
McCain Takes Tough Stance on Russia
RON CLAIBORNE
Aug 11, 2008 08:08 PM Story from Politics/Vote2008 RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
White Party, Black Party: Racial Division in American Politics
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Aug 17, 2008 10:33 AM Story from Politics/Vote2008 RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
McCain Calls to Build 45 Nuclear Plants
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Sep 17, 2008 06:39 AM Story from Politics/Vote2008 RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
Chorus Creates Harmonious Future for Boston's Children
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Dec 23, 2010 02:34 PM Story from US RON CLAIBORNE, ABC News
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