Bianna Golodryga

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Bianna Golodryga
Bianna Golodryga.jpg
Golodryga in 2010
Born (1978-06-15) June 15, 1978 (age 37)
Moldova USSR
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
Years active 2000–present
Known for Journalist
Spouse(s) Peter R. Orszag (m. 2010)
Children Jake Spencer Orszag
Website http://biannagolodryga.com

Bianna Golodryga (born June 15, 1978[1] in Moldova, Soviet Union) is the news and finance anchor at Yahoo.[2] She was previously co-anchor of the weekend edition of ABC's Good Morning America.

Early life and education[edit]

Golodryga was born in 1978 to a working class Jewish family in Moldavian SSR.[3][4] In 1980, her family moved to Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in Russian/East European & Eurasian studies and a minor in economics.[5] She is fluent in Russian.[5]

Career[edit]

Golodryga began her career in television as a producer at CNBC before becoming an on-air correspondent there. Prior to CNBC, she worked in the financial services industry. In 2004, Golodryga was named one of the top journalists under the age of 30.[6] She was a correspondent for ABC between 2007 and 2010, and was named co-anchor of the weekend edition of Good Morning America in May 2010, following the departure of former co-anchor Kate Snow, who went to work for NBC.[5] She served as weekend co-anchor of Good Morning America until August 4, 2014, when she departed for Yahoo.[7] She has guest-hosted on Way Too Early and is a regular contributor to Morning Joe on MSNBC.[8]

In April 2013, Golodryga was the first person to interview Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of 'Boston Bomber' Tamerlan Tsarnaev.[9]

Golodryga is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On September 26, 2010,[11] she married Peter R. Orszag, the former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Obama Administration. They have one son,[12] Jake Spencer Orszag.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirkinson, Jack (2010-09-28). "Bianna Golodryga, Peter Orszag Get Married". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ Somaiya, Ravi (July 18, 2014). "Bianna Golodryga Leaving ABC To Join Yahoo News". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b The Jewish Week: "Tim Boxer At Jewish Women's Foundation" May 17, 2012
  4. ^ New York Times: "Peter Orszag to Wed ABC News Reporter" By JACKIE CALMES December 28, 2009 \"'She’s a Russian Jew,' he said, 'who gets up earlier than I do.'"
  5. ^ a b c "Bianna Golodryga Biography: Anchor, 'Good Morning America' Weekend Edition; ABC News' Business Correspondent". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  6. ^ "30 Under 30 Past Classes". Newsbios.com. 2010-02-12. Archived from the original on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  7. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 18, 2014). "Yahoo Hires ABC ‘Good Morning America’ Weekend Anchor Bianna Golodryga". Variety. 
  8. ^ "51A29627_001". NBCUniversal Archives. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Boston Bomb Suspect's Dad Learns of Son's Capture: 'Tell Police Everything'". 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  10. ^ "CFR Membership Roster". CFR.org. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  11. ^ http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/dan-harris-named-gma-weekend-co-anchior_b34352
  12. ^ Knox, Merrill (April 2, 2012). "ABC’s Bianna Golodryga Gives Birth to Baby Boy". Adweek. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 

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