2023 TCS NYC Marathon: ABC News Relay Team with David Muir, Robin Roberts

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – The team working together worked together on the streets of New York City on Sunday.

“We’re hardly ever in the same place at the same time,” said Jonathan Karl, ABC News anchor/correspondent.

“In the end, I was given the task of getting people to participate, and it wasn’t difficult at all,” said ABC News anchor Linsey Davis.

They are the very eager, enthusiastic eleven members of ABC News who are serious about their newest job.

“I know we shouldn’t be competing against each other, but let’s face it, we’re all competitive, we’re all competing,” ABC News anchor Deborah Roberts said. “I don’t want to be the slow one.”

They complete the 26.2-mile TCS New York City Marathon as a unit, as a relay team, with each person running two to three miles.

Robin Roberts started in Staten Island and handed over to Will Reeve. Ginger Zee was waiting so she could pass the baton to Rebecca Jarvis, next up were network president Kim Godwin, executive producer Simone Swink, DeMarco Morgan and Linsey Davis – her second time competing in the race.

Kemberly Richardson caught up with Zee as she hugged Jarvis before their leg of the race.

Ginger Zee passes the baton to Rebecca Jarvis at the TCS NYC MarathonKemberly Richardson speaks with Ginger Zee at the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon.

“If you’re not pumped, obviously the crowd will get you there,” Davis said.

Davis will be meeting with Jonathan Karl, and his daughter will also be out there.

“The idea is to meet Emily after she’s run about 24 miles and I’ve only run about two, so that’s about even,” Karl said.

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He will meet Deborah Roberts in person.

“I want to make sure my time is good and I pass this baton in a short amount of time,” Deborah Roberts said.

She hands it over to host David Muir, who will bring it home to Central Park.

The first ABC News Relay took place in 2015.

On their triumphant return, everything just wouldn’t be right without a lot of gossip from this experienced group of journalists.

“Here’s the problem: Linsey Davis is just too fast,” Karl said.

“Will Reeves said he wanted to be the fastest, and if he can do that, he’ll put a target on his back, so to speak,” Davis said.

“Robin Roberts is very competitive,” Deborah Roberts said.

“My little part of the season will be a breeze,” Davis said.

“The person I really want to beat is Linsey. Beating David Muir is fine, beating Robin is fine,” Karl said.

Let the games begin.

“So let’s do it! Let’s get ready!” said Deborah Roberts.

Discover more coverage of the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon here and tune in to Channel 7 starting at 7 a.m. Sunday for coverage of the race.

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James Brien

James Brien is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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