Janai Norman’s bio from ABC News Parents, Ethnicity, and Marriage Insights
Janai Norman’s desire of working for ABC News was realized in October 2016 when she accepted an anchoring position there. She had worked as an intern at the channel while in college and has been determined to return as a member ever since.
In the present, she is the host of ABC News programs like Good Morning America and World News Now.
Her Early Life and Education
Norman was born in Durban, South Africa. She has held dear to her heart the specifics of her birthday, age, and parents. She did, however, tweet a photo of her mother in 2018 and mention how they attended one other’s weddings.
The television host has degrees in mass communication and psychology from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
How She Got to ABC News
Norman’s career ambitions started from ABC News. She joined the channel in 2011 as an intern throughout her college.
The news anchor started her career as a general assignment reporter at ABC17 News in Columbia after graduating. After working there for one and a half years, she relocated to KOKI FOX 23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She began working as a reporter for Cox Media Group at WFTV-Channel 9 in November 2014 and continued there until August 2016.
Norman shared on Facebook that joining ABC News had been her dream job since she was a college student when she announced her new position there in October 2016. She also mentioned that she was assigned to report from Washington, D.C.
In November 2018, ABC News promoted her to co-anchor of the network’s flagship shows World News Now and America This Morning due to her abilities and excellent reporting. Norman also started working as an ABC News correspondent.
Alongside Chris Connelly, she served as co-host of the three-hour Oscars Countdown, LIVE! special on ABC in April 2021.
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Personal Life Insights
Her Family and Marriage
From her marriage to her longtime partner, Norman has two children. Her husband, whose name is no public knowledge, is a military police veteran. He served two tours in Afghanistan.
The two gave birth to their first child, a son, in December 2017, eight months after getting engaged on a beach near Barcelona. They exchanged vows in Bougainvillea, Barbados, in May 2018.
They had a daughter as their second child in April 2020. Norman gave birth to her baby girl via water birth technique with no medical intervention.
On May 1, 2020, she shared her story in an Instagram post, describing the birth as calm, tranquil, empowering, and gentle. Two midwives assisted her in the delivery process.