(NEW YORK, NY) — Lebanese-American journalist Paula Faris was promoted to become Good Morning America‘s weekend anchor for ABC News, effective August 8 in New York, replacing outgoing anchor Bianca Golodryga.
Faris, whose father is of Lebanese descent, recently gained exposure as ABC’s reporter at the World Cup in Brazil. Prior to that, she was the network’s World News Now anchor, after joining ABC from NBC Chicago in 2012.
ABC News President James Goldston called Faris “a terrific broadcaster” in his announcement in late July.
Faris will join current co-anchor Dan Harris every Saturday and Sunday morning.
The granddaughter of Lebanese immigrants, Faris met her husband John Krueger while at Cedarville University. They married in 2000 and currently have three children.
Faris, who is 36 years old, was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. Her family still resides in the area.
“We are just so proud and excited for her,” her mother, Carol Faris, told MLive. “When she told my husband and myself the news of her offer, we were speechless.”
Send your congratulations to Paula Faris on her official Facebook page.