ABC News Network arguably has a roster comprised of one of the best set of journalists available in the American Journalism industry, with names like George Stephanopoulos, Eva Pilgrim, Dan Harris, and Adrienne Bankert. The latter, in particular, has quickly risen to the top of her game within a decade. On the network, Bankert may be found dishing out current news on Good Morning America, both on weekdays and weekends. Beyond her work on TV, she is also an acclaimed author, and there is plenty to learn about the newscaster in terms of her career journey and the accomplishments thereof.
Adrienne Bankert Started Building Her Career In College
The ABC journalist was born on the 6th of May in 1979, somewhere in the United States. As far as her childhood goes, we only know that she was raised in California, and there is no confirmation regarding the existence of siblings or the identity of her parents. However, whoever her parents might be, they raised Adrienne in an environment that allowed her to thrive academically, enough to go off to college at the University of Southern California, where she studied and graduated with a degree in Communication and Media Studies.
At the University of Southern California, she familiarized herself with the path she had chosen for a career, serving as a host for two TV programs for Trojan Vision, USC’s campus station. In addition to that, she worked as an assistant reporter for Annenberg TV News. This would prove to be a useful experience when she kicked off her career.
Her First Work After College Was As a Traffic Anchor
Several young graduates complete their education, and end up in another field but not Adrienne Bankert. Having chosen to earn a foundational qualification for a career in journalism, she set out for a career in the industry by joining KCRA TV in October 2004 as a traffic anchor. She spent a year working as a traffic anchor and getting acclimatized to the techniques in front of the camera. Having confirmed that she was capable of a bigger role, she was promoted to the post of a news anchor, reporter, as well as host for the TV station.
She spent the next few years in the role before she joined another network, a CBS affiliate TV station called KTVT. Adrienne joined KTVT in January 2012 and worked as an anchor, taking charge of the station’s shows like CBS 11 News This Morning and CBS 11 News at 11. She spent four years working for KTVT before she got her chance to join the big leagues in January 2016 when she received an offer to work for the national news network, ABC.
Exploits With ABC News
She joined ABC in 2016 and began appearing on shows like Good Morning America and Good Morning America Weekend Edition as a news correspondent and anchor. She has remained on the role ever since, only working briefly in another position as a correspondent for another ABC show, ABC World News Tonight with David Munir.
Her bragging rights as an Emmy Award-winning National Correspondent with ABC News include being the first correspondent among all the national networks to lead the coverage of the 2016 Dallas police shooting. Admired for her natural ability to spark national conversations on issues that matter, Adrienne Bankert covered Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s royal wedding, as well as the devastating Parkland High School shooting and has interviewed several big names like Lady Gaga and Dwayne Johnson.
Thus far, she has bagged two Emmys, which she received for being a part of the Good Morning America’s Weekend Anchor team. Outside of her work for ABC News, she has made an acting appearance on How to Get Away with Murder, and as a guest on the show, The Talk.
She’s The Founder and President of LIGHT
The journalist counts founding and leading LIGHT (Loving Individuals Giving Help Together) as one of her biggest career accomplishments. From what we gathered, the establishment aims to shed light on non-profit endeavors that have been positively impacting the world but haven’t been getting the recognition they deserve, which would help them accomplish their respective purposes.
Apart from LIGHT, she is a board member of the Sacramento Helping Hands Foundation. The foundation’s mission is a simple one: to bridge the gap between people that need hope and those willing to offer it. Adrienne is very passionate about what the organization stands for.
Adrienne Bankert Isn’t Married
In a world that places a huge emphasis on marriage, you would think Adrienne Bankert would be married with her children running around the house, but this is not the case. Adrienne appears to be part of a growing category of people who have not bought into the professed necessity of marriage and has largely remained single, at least going by the public information available about her personal life.
Maybe one day, Adrienne Bankert would walk the aisle with a man or woman in her arms, but for now, the Good Morning America correspondent is enjoying life as a single woman.
What We Know About The Family She Hails From
Although Adrienne Bankert is a member of the media, she has done a good job of keeping her life away from the curiosity of her industry, which has resulted in facts such as her parents’ identity to be currently unavailable. Her physical looks suggest she was born to parents with at least one African-American ethnicity, who according to her Instagram page, is her mother.
Much cannot be said of her relationship with her parents, but according to her online footprints, she has a decent relationship with them, at least with her mother. Also, it is difficult to tell if she has siblings or is the only child of her parents. Most of the things that are known about her revolve around her career.