ABC will broadcast all three days of the NFL Draft in 2019 for the first time ever, with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts set to host live from Nashville.
ESPN reports that Roberts will host the prime-time broadcast of Round 1 from an ABC set located on Broadway in Nashville. She will be joined on a separate set by co-host Rece Davis and the crew from College GameDay Built by The Home Depot.
Roberts made the announcement Monday on Good Morning America.
“As a former college athlete and devoted football fan, I am thrilled to host such an exciting event that honors the hard work and talent of student athletes,” said Roberts. “I’m looking forward to working with my ESPN colleagues again and watching dreams come true!”
One commenter reacted to the news by writing, “She is one of the best! Like the best! Congrats!”
Another said, “Absolute best person for the job!!”
GMA posted on its official Twitter, “She’s been drafted! Our very own @RobinRoberts is hosting this year’s @NFL Draft. All 3 days will air on @abcnetwork and @ESPN.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 18, 2019
Roberts previously covered the NFL Draft for ESPN and was a regular contributor to NFL PrimeTime.
As part of her host role, the award-winning anchor will conduct interviews and highlight the prospects selected by NFL teams during the draft.
“The only thing better than broadcasting the NFL Draft on ABC is having Robin Roberts co-host the first of three live installments of this pinnacle event for the upcoming football season,” said Rob Mills, senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials and Late Night, ABC Entertainment. “She is a master at her craft and will be a resonating voice that brings life to the stories of this year’s crop of talented athletes and the families that support them.”
Roberts will report live from Nashville for Good Morning America on Thursday, APRIL 25 (8:00-11:30 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network and streaming.