Jennifer Ashton, MD, FACOG
ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent
Good Morning America
Jennifer Ashton is ABC News’ chief health and medical correspondent. As part of the ABC News medical unit, she reports on major health and wellness issues across all ABC News platforms. She also reports the latest breaking medical news for GMA3: What You Need to Know, informing viewers about how to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic and beyond. Before joining ABC News, Dr. Ashton was the senior medical correspondent for CBS News and appeared on The Early Show and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. In 2010, she traveled to Haiti with a medical team, treating victims of the earthquake for eight days, and shared her experiences on CBS News. She was also a co-host on the syndicated talk show The Doctors for three years, a regular expert guest on The Dr. Oz Show and has appeared on TLC and PBS. Dr. Ashton is the author of six books, including her most recent, The New Normal, and her most empowering and motivating books, Life After Suicide and The Self Care Solution.
Dr. Ashton has been recognized by the American Heart Association for her work as a women’s health advocate, The Girl Scouts, The OctoberWoman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, and the city of Englewood for heroic service to Haitian earthquake victims. She received the Policemen’s Benevolent Association Medal of Honor for providing emergency medical care to injured Englewood police officers. She was awarded an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for Excellence in Journalism. Dr. Ashton is double board certified in OB-GYN and obesity medicine and has a master’s degree in nutrition, making her the only physician with a national media platform who is also credentialed in nutrition.
Dr. Ashton received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and did her postgraduate training in women’s health and surgery at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. She currently lives in New York and Connecticut with her two children and maintains a private medical practice in New Jersey, where she treats girls and women of all ages.