Eva Pilgrim is a well-known name in American news journalism. She has been a successful TV correspondent and co-anchor for the ABC News Network since her arrival in 2016. Currently serving as a co-anchor of Good Morning America in ABC News, Pilgrim has grown to be loved by the regular viewers of the program.
The talented journalist has shown great enthusiasm for her work from early on in her career. She covered the Indiana State Fair stage crumbling as well as Hurricane Florence. Coupled with her background in web production, Eva Pilgrim is regarded as one of the most skillful staff of the ABC News Network.
Eva Pilgrim Biography
The ABC News correspondent birthdate is recorded as 31st August 1982. Her place of birth is Seoul, South Korea. She possesses Korean-American ethnical background as her mother hails from South Korea and her father, an American national, who was military personnel. He was deployed to Korea and while in service there, he met Eva Pilgrim’s mother. Following his profession, Pilgrim’s family have moved across numerous States in America as they emigrated from Korea to the United States upon the arrival of the amazing journalist into the world. She has a brother and a sister. Pilgrim’s grandmother was a North Korean native who passed on when she was in elementary school.
Eva Pilgrim completed her higher education from two universities namely the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication from where she earned her degree. While in college, she was a fellow of the Carolina crew and also participated in a good number of debates following her special knack for level-headed arguments.
Prior to her graduation in 2004, Eva Pilgrim landed her first job in web production at WIS TV channel in the year 2002. There, she carried out tremendous works which earned her appraisals. From there, she moved on to join WVVA television station after working for two years at WIS. While working at WVVA, the adept journalist served as an anchorwoman for two years.
In December 2012, Pilgrim was recruited by ABC-owned WPVI TV situated in Philadelphia. There, she also continued with her anchoring duties as well as offering brilliant reports. She garnered much of her journalistic work experience at the station as she spent six and half years working as Action News (WPVI) reporter and anchor. During that time, she covered multiple local stories and international happenings including the historic visit of Pope to the United States and the Mine Catastrophe that occurred in Sago.
In addition, Pilgrim has also carried out investigative journalism such as providing reportage on the neglectful taxi driver that refused to pick up physically challenged people. Thanks to her excellent investigative reports, the talented journalist has bagged several accolades.
Later in December 2015, Eva Pilgrim became a member of staff of ABC News, although she had been part of the ABC family since she joined WPVI in 2012. She joined ABC News as a New York-based correspondent and following her performance, she was made a co-anchor of the widely known ABC News program, Good Morning America in 2018.
Facts About GMA Anchor From ABC News
1. Eva Pilgrim’s relationship with Clayton Anderson
Currently, Pilgrim is speculated to be in a love affair with Clayton Anderson, a country singer, and songwriter. Following her post on social media in 2016 during Anderson’s birthday, many reached the conclusion that the pair have been romantically involved. However, Eva Pilgrim is yet to confirm her relationship status as she has remained reticent over the details of her love life.
2. Her Contributions to Other TV Shows
Since joining ABC New Network in 2016, Eva Pilgrim has made valuable contributions to some of the Network’s TV shows aside from her recent job position of anchoring Good Morning America, and they include ABC News Nightline and ABC World News Tonight.
3. Pilgrim’s Affair with Micah Caskey
In late 2017, the skilled journalist reportedly had an affair with Micah Caskey, an American attorney who was elected into South Carolina House of Representatives in 2016. According to some sources, the duo was frequently seen together in public. However, they seem to have gone their separate ways as Caskey proposed to his girlfriend, Erin Harris in 2018.
4. Her Net Worth
The brilliant reporter is no doubt being well rewarded for her services. The average salary of an ABC correspondent is between $98,000 & $107,000 per annum and Eva Pilgrim’s net worth is reported to be about $1 million.