Julie Townsend, network spokeswoman, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Elizabeth can provide viewers with a unique perspective.
“We think she’ll help our viewers better understand missing persons stories,” Townsend said in a telephone call. “This is someone with the perspective to know what a family experiences when a loved one goes missing.”
Here is what Elizabeth had to say about this opportunity: “I am looking at all the different options and trying to decide where I can make the biggest difference, where I can have the biggest effect for good,”
Elizabeth will go on air with Good Morning America on July 14 to further discuss her goals in this role as well as the creation of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.