BYRON PITTS went from a functionally illiterate child who was an easy target for bullies to an Emmy Award-winning journalist and news veteran. An optimist by choice, he attributes his amazing attitude to his mother, who taught him that strength only comes through struggle.
Known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews, Byron was named co-anchor of Nightline in 2014. He has covered national news stories and special features for the network, reporting across the news division, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, This Week and 20/20.
Byron’s always-look-on-the-bright-side-of-life attitude coupled with his extensive reporting experience has made him a highly sought-after speaker. He motivates, inspires and informs while delivering a powerful message of believing in yourself and overcoming obstacles on your way to success.