Robin Roberts Profile
Robin René Roberts is an American award-winning television broadcaster working for ABC News serving as the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. She joined the station back in 1995.
Robin Roberts Education
Roberts attained her degree in communication from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana where she graduated cum laude in 1983. While still in college, she was a standout performer on the women’s basketball team and was the school’s leading scorer (1,446 points) and rebounder (1,034).
Robin Roberts Career
Roberts is a TV personality and an anchor who started her journalism career in 1983 after landing a job at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where she served as a reporter and sports anchor. Come 1984, she left the station for WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi where she served as a reporter and anchor. She then left the station in 1986 and joined hands with WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee where she served as a sports anchor and reporter.
She then moved to WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia from 1988 to 1990 where she served as a sports anchor and reporter. While in Atlanta, Georgia, she also spent some time working as a radio host for radio station V-103. In 1990, Roberts joined hands with ESPN where she served as a sportscaster till 2005 when she left for ABC News. Her career at ABC News started in June 1995 when she served as a featured reporter for Good Morning America.
She worked at both Good Morning America and ESPN and was contributing to both programs at the same time. Come 2005, Roberts was given a raise and started serving as the co-anchor of Good Morning America. George Stephanopoulos joined her as a co-anchor of GMA after Diane Sawyer left to anchor ABC World News. Roberts-Stephanopoulos team led Good Morning America back to the top of the ratings and the program became the number-one morning show again in April 2012.
Robin Roberts Age
Roberts was born on November 23, 1960, in Tuskegee, Alabama, US. She is therefore 61 years old as of 2021.
Quick Facts About Robin Roberts
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Robin Roberts Height
Roberts stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Robin Roberts Family
Roberts was born to Colonel Lawrence Edward Roberts, Sr (father) and Lucimarian Tolliver (mother). Furthermore, she was raised alongside her three siblings named Dorothy Roberts McEwen, Lawrence E. Roberts, Jr., and Sally-Ann Roberts. Her father used to work as a pilot alongside the Tuskegee Airmen. Her sister Sally-Ann Roberts works as an anchor at the CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans.
Robin Roberts Lesbian and Partner
Roberts is openly lesbian and is in a happy relationship with Amber Laign since 2015. Amber is a massage therapist. Roberts came out publically as a lesbian in December 2013 and acknowledged and appreciated her sexual orientation for the first time. Equality Forum tagged her in 2015 as one of their 31 Icons of the 2015 LGBT History Month.
Robin Roberts Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC News Roberts earns an annual salary ranging from $ 18 Million.
Robin Roberts Net Worth
Roberts has an estimated net worth of between $55 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist and tv personality.
Robin Roberts Cancer
Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and had to undergo surgery. She underwent the surgery on August 3, 2007, and had completed eight chemotherapy treatments, by January 2008 followed by 6½ weeks of radiation treatment.
Robin Roberts myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2012 which is a disease that affects the bone marrow. Right after Roberts went public about her illness, a nonprofit organization by the name of ‘Be the Match Registry’ which is run by the National Marrow Donor Program, experienced a 1,800 percent spike in donors. She had to take a break from GMA so as to focus more on her health and get a bone marrow transplant.
On February 20, 2013, she made a return to GMA and continued with the show. In 2012, she received a Peabody Award for the program and also credited her for allowing her network to document and build a public service campaign around her battle with a rare disease. Hundreds of bone marrow donators came out and this was after she came out and addressed and raised awareness of the disease. She was also awarded its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Roberts at the 2013 ESPYs. Furthermore, she was awarded the Sager Strong Award at its award ceremony on June 20, 2019, by the National Basketball Association.
Robin Roberts Books
- Roberts, Robin (2007). From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By (1st ed.). New York: Hyperion Books.
- Roberts, Robin (2008). From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By. New York: Hyperion Books.
- Roberts, Robin (2014). Everybody’s Got Something. Grand Central Publishing.
- Roberts, Robin (2022). Brighter by the Day. Grand Central Publishing.
Robin Roberts ABC News
Roberts is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- David Muir
- Whit Johnson
- Amy Robach
- Mona Kosar Abdi
- George Stephanopoulos
- Lara Spencer
- Ginger Zee
- Rob Marciano
- Andrew Dymburt
- Linsey Davis
- T. J. Holmes